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April Anticipation” The Five-Year Engagement

April 13, 2012

The reason I want to see this movie can be summed up in three words “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Jason Segel cowrote the script and director Nicolas Stoller is back for more relatable relationship trials and tribulations.

If you dislike this cast you might need to be put in the headlock of doom. The Five-Year Engagement feature some of my favorite actors. Jason Segal, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie and Rhys Ifans are all immensly likable and impossible to hate.

What can you expect from this film? Look forward to life lessons, comedy and leg injuries caused by arrows. The biggest problem this movie could encounter is over confidence. If Segel and crew think they are making a beautiful film it might collapse under the guise of über confidence. Forgetting Sarah Marshall was unexpected. Five-Year will have to wrestle with comparisons and high expectations.

I love the film Forgetting Sarah Marshall. It is a near perfect romantic comedy that brought the best out of every actor. This is not an easy trait considering the actors/actresses following movies such as Arthur, Friends With Benefits, The Sitter and You Again were soul hurting. These flicks could not replicate anywhere near the talent that FSM accomplished. Something special happened on FSM. I’d wager that if 5 Year can copy 70% of that it will be a beautiful date night.

This will be a good film or a great film. Either way I’m happy to find out.

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