The Five-Year Engagement

Emily Blunt is so honestly appealing that she saves moments, but nothing can save the film. Director Nicholas Stoller wrote this glib junk with actor Jason Segel, who has many moments of stupid, fumbling vulnerability as a young chef resentful when teacher Blunt outpaces him. Engaged, they push off marriage, and the main reason (unspoken) is that they never seem like a couple. Pathetic, often crude jokes extend their silly predicament in dumb ways, though Blunt keeps this mess intermittently watchable. 2012.

1.0 stars

— David Elliott

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