Mars Movie Reviews – The Five-Year Engagement


Movie Info: 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 aisle. — (C) Universal

Mars Review: It’s honest, mature and insightful but also fun and silly.  It brings a light touch to modern romance, and the fact that commitment phobia, so long a male prerogative, is now being claimed by women.  The Five-Year Engagement seems at times to have taken its title literally – it’s way too long. But though the pace sometimes drags, Blunt and Segal are amiable companions and the lack of gross-out gags makes a refreshing change.

Stars: 2 out of 5