Film Review: The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

The Five-Year Engagement


124 Min


Comedy | Romance

Plot: 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.

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Stars: Jason Segel | Emily Blunt | Chris Pratt

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Movie Summary

Tom proposes to his girlfriend Violet, one year after they met each other, the well planned engagement scheme Tom had came up with before hand was spilled by Violet’s insistent pestering. They have their engagement party and their family and friends said a few words.

A couple of months pass and Violet’s sister gets married to Alex after getting pregnant at Violet’s engagement party. A year passes and still nothing happens. Violet gets a job offer which requires her to move from San Francisco. The planning of the wedding is put on hold and Tom gives up his chef position and goes out there with her.

She gets settled in quite easily but Tom struggles as he hates the move, and has trouble finding work, until he eventually gets hired by a sandwich shop. More years pass and Tom starts planning the wedding this time, but stop for some reason and has turned into a hunter. Violet’s sister and Alex came to visit them with their child, and Violet ends up being shot in the leg by an arrow, and Tom is given the third degree for having the cross bow out.

A couple more years pass and more relatives keep dying, Violet gets drunk with her coworkers and wound up kissing her boss, and after realizing what she just did ran to Tom and proposed that they start planning the wedding again. She tells Tom about what happened between her and her boss, and Tom is upset about it, and gets drunk and makes out with one of his coworkers, before falling asleep in the snow and lost a toe.

They break up and go their separate ways, Tom starts his own business after some pushing by Alex and she got involved with her boss. They eventually got back together and finally got married after they decided to start over.


Movie starts off very boring, and her accent especially at times when she is saying OMG is quite annoying, movie gets better in the later half but is very predictable. Watch at your own risk.

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