REVIEW:THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT
OVERVIEW: From director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek) and producer Judd Apatow
(Bridesmaids, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and starring Jason Segel (The Muppets, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Emily
Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, The Adjustment Bureau), The Five Year Engagement is a fresh comedy that begins where most love
stories end. Hailed as “lively, original and hilarious” by Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly, The Five Year Engagement is
available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on September 4, 2012 from Universal Studios Home
Tom (Segel) and Violet (Blunt) seem destined to live happily ever after, but as one hysterical delay follows another, everyone starts to
wonder: can they survive the engagement? Co-starring Chris Pratt (Moneyball, “Parks and Recreation”), Alison Brie (“Community,”
“Mad Men”), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill), Kevin Hart (Think Like a Man) and Mindy Kaling (No Strings Attached) The Five Year
Engagement “slaps a goofy smile on your face and keeps it there!” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). The Five Year Engagement Bluray
™ Combo Pack and DVD each include a never-before-seen unrated version of the film as well as feature the original theatrical
version. Additionally, they are packed with bonus features, including deleted scenes, a gag reel and feature commentary with the stars
of the film.
The Five Year Engagement Blu-ray™ Combo Pack contains a Digital Copy of the film for a limited time, compatible with iPhone®,
iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod® touch, Android™ or online retailer partners as well as an UltraViolet™ copy. UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary
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The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam
for the irreverent comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Beginning
where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director
Nicholas Stoller, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The
40-Year-Old Virgin) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek)
looks at what happens when an engaged couple, Jason Segel and
Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the
FILM REVIEW: The Five year engagement takes a somewhat whimsical, but truthful look at what it means to be in love, each planning for future careers, and reaching the ‘career-fork’ in the road that many couples encounter, at some point in time. Simply put, this flick seems unafraid to take a long hard look at what really happens to relationships when life gets in the way of love.
Unfortunately, Nicholas Stoller and co-screenwriter/star Jason Segel never really achieve the side-splitting laughter of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, with this flick, but will please the duo's fans all the same. Nevertheless, if you enjoyed their previous collaboration, then you would definitely take a liking to this movie.
The scenarios in the movie seemed very realistic and I’m certain that most of the audience will relate to one or many parts of the trials and tribulations Jason Segal and Emily Blunt’s characters face. The supporting cast members were quite hilarious and proved to be pivotal in getting the message across to the audience. The storytelling was quite pragmatic and not too soft-to-the-touch. In other words, no tear-jerking, as would be expected of such a down-to-earth look at love, life and relationships.
Overall, this film was very enjoyable and makes for a great date-night movie. It deserves three and a half stars.
By Movie-Man Stan
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS Dolby Digital
2.0, French DTS-HD Master
Audio 5.1 (Canadian) and Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish
FEATURE COMMENTARY: Featuring director/writer/producer Nicholas Stoller, producer Rodney Rothman, writer/star Jason
Segel, and stars Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, and Alison Brie.
DELETED, EXTENDED & ALTERNATIVE SCENES
WEIRD WINTON: Marvel at Winton Child’s bizarre chants, poses and other hilarious mannerisms, featuring Jason Segel,
Emily Blunt and Rhys Ifans.
THE MAKING OF: THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT
GASTROCULE: THE MAKING OF
TURKEY: THE MAKING OF
GONORRHEA TROUBLE: George explains to Violet why he split with her mum in these hilarious outtakes, featuring Emily Blunt,
Jim Piddock and Jacki Weaver.
TOP CHEF: ALEX EILHAUER: Alex Eilhauer joins the prestigious panel of judges on this irreverent segment of “Top Chef,”
featuring Chris Pratt, Emeril Lagasse, Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio,
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