Jason Segel

“The Five Year Engagement”

May 6th, 2012 at 12:05 pm by under A Look at the Movies

Rated PG-13
2 hours 5 minutes

Starring: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt

True love just won’t run smoothly during “The Five Year Engagement”. Emily Blunt and Jason Segel are a match made in a clever screenwriter’s imagination. Emotional mood swings fill their long term engagement with alternating humor and heartache. Usually the guy puts off the wedding but this is a different world.

Their road to the altar is strewn with romantic triangular complications when Blunt’s boss becomes infatuated with another man’s fiancĂ©e. There’s also the pre-nuptial bargaining between lovers of different faiths.

Emily Blunt delivers a glowing performance that could melt away any of your misgivings about “The Five Year Engagement”. I admire the director’s courage by allowing Blunt to keep her British accent. But in any dialect, Emily Blunt is one of the screen’s most glittering treasures.

“The Five Year engagement” has just the right blend of lighthearted and serious moments stretched out over more than 2 hours, but for manipulating our emotions so beautifully, “The Five Year Engagement” deserves a ringing 3 stars.

I look forward to Emily Blunt’s next movie, with or without Jason Segel.