Reviews and Problems with The Five-Year Engagement
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Not As Good As I Was Expecting,
3 February 2013
Conclusion: I loved Bridesmaids and since this was from the same producers I was expecting it to be just as funny but it wasn't. At times the film seemed to drag on and film could easily have been 30 minutes shorter and not really lost anything plot wise. In places the film was funny but it could have been so much better.
Conclusion: I expected the usual rom-com nonsense, but was very pleasantly surprised at this film. It took unpredictable twists and turns and had genuinely moving and laugh out loud moments. I didn't want it to end in fact. And for once, the leading pair actually have chemistry with each other. Excellent.
Conclusion: This is one of the most ridiculous films I have ever seen. The plot line is unbelievable. The running time is far too long and there are no funny moments. Spend your cash on something else!
Charming, funny and remarkably in tune with real life
3 February 2013
Conclusion: The film tells the story of two people whose lives take on different trajectories and who just cant seem to get it together. Its consistently funny, often laugh-out-loud so, but as Tom and Violet constantly thwart their chances of happiness it is also heart-wrenching and real, and the inevitable break-up scene genuinely moving.
Conclusion: I'm a big Jason Segel fan and think he can be absolutely hilarious, but this film is truly awful! I think it has maybe 3 laughs in it and incredibly it runs for over 130mins! What the hell were they thinking? Avoid at all costs.
Summary: Ganska bra relationsfilm som jag nog hellre skulle sätta i drama-facket än i komedifacket. Visst, den är lite smårolig här och där men inte den klassiska komedifilmen om du frågar mig. Bra skådespeleri som har den den där lilla svärtan som behövs i Hollywoodfabriken. Gillar Jason Segel skarpt!
Summary: En bra historia med finfina skådespelarinsatser men ibland tar regissören (?) i så det krystas om det. Det snuddar vid parodi eller karikatyr stundtals - men kom igen, skrapa rutorna på bilen och halka så man faller pladask? Övertydlighet i dess värsta form. Men allt är gjort med gott humör, en del roliga situationer och en del lite mer plumpa, men på det hela taget en trivsam bekantskap.