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Engaging turns from Jason Segel and Emily Blunt

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: June 21, 2012

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IN THE Five-Year Engagement (15) San Francisco sous chef Tom (Jason Segel) meets psychology graduate Violet (Emily Blunt) at a Make Your Own Superhero party.

On their one-year anniversary, he nervously pops the question with help from his best friend Alex (Chris Pratt). Tom's parents Pete (David Paymer) and Carol (Mimi Kennedy), and Violet's mother Sylvia (Jacki Weaver) are thrilled and at the subsequent engagement party, bed-hopping ladies' man Alex has an encounter with Violet's emotionally volatile sister, Suzie (Alison Brie), that he will never forget.

Soon after, Violet secures a doctoral position at Michigan University, studying under Professor Winton Childs (Rhys Ifans), and Tom selflessly sacrifices his career to follow her to the frozen Midwest. However, the move puts the relationship under intolerable strain and Tom and Violet contemplate breaking off the engagement to pursue their career ambitions in separate states.

Segel and Blunt save this from being just another wishy-washy relationship movie.

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