Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Five-Year Engagement Review - 3 Stars

Jason Segal and Emily Blunt meet cute, fall in love, and determine to marry.  But she gets her dream job in Michigan and he leaves San Francisco (yeah, the most beautiful city in the world and it looks it in this movie) to follow her.  Soon one thing after another get in the way of their wedding, including a deep case of job depression which Segal makes both funny and believable.  Producer/writer Judd Apatow has no fear of gross situations or R rated language but his courage has brought a certain truth to his movies.  “The Five Year Engagement” sounds like the way many of us talk, and act, at least in private.  More than that, “The Five Year Engagement” captures some real truths about relationship and couples and the way they change and the way they stay the same and the outright gamble that comes with commitment.  Sometimes this story feels long but then something happens to make it worth watching, including truth and humor.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Relationship comedy  Is it entertaining?  Funny and truthful.  Is it worth the price of admission?  Definitely.