The Five-Year Engagement

The Five-Year Engagement

Emily Blunt as Violet Barnes and Jason Segel as Tom Solomon in Universal Pictures' THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT, a film directed by Nicholas Stoller. Photo credit by Glen Wilson.

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The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

Opened: 04/27/2012 Wide

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Genre: Romantic Comedy

Rated: R for for sexual content, and language throughout.


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. The film was written by Segel and Stoller.

About the Film

The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall join the producer of Bridesmaids for the irreverent comedy The Five-Year Engagement.

Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director NICHOLAS STOLLER (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), producer JUDD APATOW (Knocked Up, The 40-Year- Old Virgin, Bridesmaids) and RODNEY ROTHMAN (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) looks at what happens when an engaged couple, JASON SEGEL (The Muppets, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and EMILY BLUNT (The Devil Wears Prada, The Adjustment Bureau), keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.

Exactly one year after Tom Solomon (Segel) met Violet Barnes (Blunt), he is surprising her with a ring. Tom's plan is simple: As they head out to a New Year's Eve party, he fakes a reason to drop by work. The staff patio at the uber-trendy Birch, with its view of San Francisco's Bay Bridge, is the perfect place to pop the question. Tom is nervous as hell, but the candles are lit, the champagne is chilled and his best friend, Alex (CHRIS PRATT of Moneyball, TV's Parks and Recreation), is in on the secret.

But they're late for the party, so Violet fights him on the pit stop. Frustrated, he blurts out his agenda, and suddenly...they're engaged!

By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after. As a sous chef at Birch, Tom is at the apex of modernist cooking and ripe for a promotion. Academia is Violet's life, and she's this close to a postdoctoral assignment in social psychology at UC Berkeley. There's nothing she can't handle with ease, and she'll spearhead wedding logistics. They'll be married in no time at all.

Scoring the perfect wedding venue is a headache, but much more painful is Violet's rejection by her dream school. When the University of Michigan beckons, she's conflicted. But Tom swallows his pride and tells her to go for it. He can cook in Michigan for two years; they'll just have to postpone the wedding for a bit.

In Ann Arbor, Violet thrives under the tutelage of brilliant faculty advisor Winton (RHYS IFANS of Notting Hill, upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man) and makes quick friends with her fellow grad students--Doug (KEVIN HART of Laugh at My Pain, Think Like a Man), Vaneetha (MINDY KALING of No Strings Attached, TV's The Office) and Ming (RANDALL PARK of Larry Crowne, TV's Supah Ninjas).

Left with too much time on his hands, Tom settles into Michigan life and gets a job at Zingerman's Deli, a local institution but a far cry from the fine dining he is used to. He bonds with his co-worker Tarquin (BRIAN POSEHN of The Sarah Silverman Program., Human Giant) and takes up hunting at the behest of the other "faculty spouse," Bill (CHRIS PARNELL of TV's 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live).

Back in San Francisco, Alex gets the restaurant promotion that should have been Tom's and marries Violet's quirky sister, Suzie (ALISON BRIE of TV's Community, Mad Men). They quickly have two kids while Tom and Violet still don't have a wedding date. Life seems to be working out so easily for everyone else.

Two people who once dreamed of the perfect day just want to get it over with. But even that seems beyond them, as comical problems torpedo every "save the date." Maybe it's not meant to be. Maybe they're not meant to be. Now, through the humorous trials of discovering who they will become as a couple, Tom and Violet will learn if they have what it takes to survive their five-year engagement.

Working from a screenplay by Segel and Stoller, key collaborators on the comedy are a behind-thescenes team that includes cinematographer JAVIER AGUIRRESAROBE (A Better Life, Fright Night), production designer JULIE BERGHOFF (The Kids Are All Right, Death Sentence), editors WILLIAM KERR (Bridesmaids, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and PECK PRIOR (The Benchwarmers, Uncle Buck), costume designer LEESA EVANS (Bridesmaids, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), music supervisor JONATHAN KARP (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and composer MICHAEL ANDREWS (Bad Teacher, Bridesmaids).

RICHARD VANE (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Segel serve as the film's executive producers.