When Tom (Jason Segel) and Violet (Emily Blunt) become engaged to be married, their trip to the altar is delayed by an unexpected job opportunity for Violet that requires the couple to temporarily relocate to Michigan.
Nicholas Stoller (born 19 March 1976) is an English–American screenwriter and director. He is known mainly for directing the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and its 2010 spin-off/sequel, Get Him to the Greek.
Stoller was born in London, England, and raised in Miami, Florida, United States with his brother Matt Stoller. Stoller attended high school at St. Paul’s, a New Hampshire boarding school. He went on to attend Harvard College and wrote for the comedy publication The Harvard Lampoon, and played for the improv comedy troupe The Immediate Gratification Players while an undergraduate.
From 2000 to 2001, Stoller wrote for Judd Apatow’s short-lived Fox television series Undeclared and later co-wrote, again with Apatow, the 2005 comedy Fun with Dick and Jane. Stoller’s directorial debut, the 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, is a romantic comedy starring Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell, Bill Hader and Russell Brand. The film was produced by Apatow… read more
A lumpy mixed bag. T5YE is equally composed of original comedy, failed comedy, and depression. T5YE is life-like in that it is occasionally, but not always entertaining. SPOILERS: The ending is frustrating. While spun as a happy ending (i.e. they finally married), both are actually just employed. He still hates the location. She now works for a spurned ex-, and her colleagues don't respect her. Everything is worse.
I was gonna write something about how a story focused on Alison Brie & Chris Pratt's characters would've been way more entertaining than one focused on Segel & Blunt's, but then I realized it would essentially be Knocked Up. Oh well. THAT STILL WOULD'VE BEEN BETTER THAN THIS.
I am thankful to the comedy gods 2012 is a Judd Apatow year. That means a thoughtful, gut-busting comedy like “The Five-Year Engagement,” produced by Apatow and written by Jason Siegel and Nicholas… read review