The Five-Year Engagement

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2012 | 124 min. minutes | Rated R

Listen up, gentlemen: Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller have fixed the romantic comedy. It's safe now. Really. If you didn't see Forgetting Sarah Marshall—the very funny 2008 comedy the writer/actor and director made together—this could come as a shock. That movie turned the chick flick on its ear via gross-out gags, silly puppets, and legitimately sweet sad-guy moping. Now they've made The Five-Year Engagement, which takes a step further into the black heart of the beast. It's casually, irresistibly funny, even as it repeatedly sets up and punctures the type of romantic fantasy that fuels lesser chick flicks.

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Film Credits
Director
Nicholas Stoller
Cast
Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt, Kevin Hart, Dakota Johnson, Mindy Kaling, Mimi Kennedy, Randall Park