The Five-Year Engagement


Emily Blunt and Jason Segel fall in and out of love over a considerable time period

Capitalising on his leads’ charms, The Muppets director Nicholas Stoller steers a formulaic romcom to higher ground.

Jason Segel’s sous chef proposes to Emily Blunt’s shrink-in-training, but their nuptials are put on hold by a relocation to Michigan.

Segel gives entertaining ‘man on the verge’ and Blunt grounds the broad proceedings in earnest, earthy wit.

It can feel like a trawl to the finish line but there are plenty of gems along the way - the ‘Cookie Monster Vs Elmo’ skit is one of the best things to happen in cinemas this year.

Bumper extras on the Blu-ray.

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