By Lourdes Rubaza
Western Sun staff writer
Comedian Jason Segel and Golden Globe Winner Emily Blunt star in a romantic comedy flick, “The Five-Year Engagement,” which is about two couples that get engaged after only one year of knowing each other. Unexpected turns in their lives keep this couple walking down the aisle.
Directed by Nicholas Stoller, this film will have you laughing off your seats the whole time.
As usual Segel plays a charming, hopeless romantic guy that captures a man’s goodness at the beginning of the movie. He makes each scene funnier than before as the movie progresses.
It is nice to see Blunt step out of her regular roles and challenge herself to do a comedy. Her character allows her to be goofy and make weird comments that will having you laughing with her as well.
The movie started to take place in San Francisco, California, but shifted to Michigan. These two places are usually never caught on camera, but it was good to see something different. You get to experience what the bay has to offer as well as Michigan.
This film does seem to run a little too long for the plot that is presented to us. There are some scenes that could have been chopped out and left for the deleted scenes feature. The bad thing about this film was that it did not keep you guessing and was very predictable, and much of the adult content was not necessary.
Although this movie did not hit number one opening week, it is still worth seeing.