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.
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There's a surprising emotional depth to Nicholas Stoller's beguiling romantic comedy about a couple for whom life continually gets in the way of their wedding plans, leading to strain as they try to make their increasingly complicated lives fit together. Beguiling and astute, the film has a keen insight into relationship dynamics while following a familiar formula. One of the best romantic comedies in years.
Easily the best romantic comedy I've seen in a long time. Jason Segal and Nicholas Stoller are a formidable duo. I laughed a lot, and I laughed hard. This thing is bursting with good jokes. Also, Emily Blunt--what a babe. I would do nasty, weird things to her.
Dentro del universo de la "nueva comedia americana", Stoller es quien mejor ha aprendido la lección del maestro Apatow: en esta comedia romántica la clave está en ver a los personajes dudar y en las transformaciones que esas incertidumbres generan. Los vemos caerse y levantarse, dormir juntos y separados, hablarse y permanecer callados. Lo mas importante: he aquí una película donde los personajes, al fin, respiran.
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.
Ironically enough, just as the engagement starts dragging (as the premise dictates), the film is dragging along with it. But there’s such natural warmth and ease between Segel and Blunt, and those two are such a delight on screen, that the longueurs didn’t really bother me. And although the film could do with a punchier pace, there are multitudes of funny moments to feast on throughout those long two hours.
A very intelligent and honest film about the nature of relationships and how they can often sour. It's well-written and acted but it's not terribly "entertaining" per se, and it's definitely a little too long. I admire it for it's maturity and nuance, but all the same I think it could have done better by choosing either comedy or drama rather than trying to balance the two so perilously. Good, but not great.