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The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

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One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together.

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Nicholas Stoller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Segel ... Tom Solomon
Emily Blunt ... Violet Barnes
Chris Pratt ... Alex Eilhauer
Alison Brie ... Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer
Lauren Weedman ... Chef Sally
Mimi Kennedy ... Carol Solomon
David Paymer ... Pete Solomon
Jacki Weaver ... Sylvia Dickerson-Barnes
Jim Piddock ... George Barnes
Adam Campbell ... Gideon
Eric Scott Cooper Eric Scott Cooper ... B&B Manager
Dakota Johnson ... Audrey
Jane Carr ... Grandma Katherine
Clement von Franckenstein ... Grandpa Baba
Michael Ensign ... Grandpa Harold
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Storyline

In San Francisco, after a year's relationship, Tom proposes to Violet; she accepts. She's an experimental psychologist, hoping for a post-doc at Cal. He's a sous chef who runs the kitchen when the chef is away. When Cal falls through and she gets an offer in Ann Arbor, Tom agrees to support the move, turning down a job as chef at a new restaurant. The move requires postponing the wedding. At Michigan, Violet is in her element, but Tom is underemployed and frustrated; he's Stoic for a while, but when two years in Michigan become four, Tom's frustrations boil over, and on the eve of yet another wedding date, they must make a choice. Is there any other alternative? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy about the journey between popping the question and tying the knot.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, and language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Blog | Official site

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eternamente comprometidos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,610,060, 29 April 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,835,528

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,909,751
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Violet had to be an English actress See more »

Goofs

When Violet attends the film's final funeral - said to be in the UK - it is very clear from the architecture of the buildings and the road features that the location is not the UK, and is definitely North America. See more »

Quotes

George Barnes: The first important thing to remember about marriage is that it requires commitment. The second important thing to remember about marriage is that so does insanity.
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Alternate Versions

An Extended Version which runs 7 minutes longer than the Theatrical Version, at 131 minutes was released with the Blu-ray releases in 2012. See more »

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Featured in Maltin on Movies: The Five-Year Engagement (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

End Of A Spark
Written by Josh Hook, Graham Wright, Greg Alsop, Dave Monks (as David Monks)
Performed by Tokyo Police Club
Courtesy of Mom and Pop Music
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Engaging
7 September 2012 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The movie was not as funny as I thought it would be (especially after watching the trailer, which I couldn't avoid doing). But it still was more than alright. I do like Jason Segel and Emily Blunt is not only gorgeous but also very funny. She was also the reason Adjustment Bureau worked. You could see why Matt Damon ... But lets not digress. Although again you can see why Jason Segel (the character he's playing) would fall for Emily Blunts character.

Some obstacles in the movie seem to not make a lot of sense. But then again, life does not make a lot of sense either most of the time. So it does depend on your suspend of disbelief. But if you can do that, you might enjoy a sweet little romantic comedy, that does work, which can't be said about most of the romantic movies being released in recent history.


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