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"THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT"
(2012) (Jason Segel, Emily Blunt) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Minor
Gun/Weapons Moderate
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Minor
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: An engaged couple keeps getting tripped up by life's choices as they plan their wedding.
PLOT:
On the one-year anniversary of their first meeting, sous chef Tom (JASON SEGEL) proposes to psychology student Violet (EMILY BLUNT). Most of their family is thrilled. Tom's mom and dad (MIMI KENNEDY and DAVID PAYMER) want a traditional Jewish wedding. Violet's divorced mom and dad (JACKI WEAVER and JIM PIDDOCK) would prefer Christian nuptials. Violet's flighty sister, Suzie (ALISON BRIE), ends up sleeping with Tom's best friend, Alex (CHRIS PRATT), and gets pregnant. They get to the altar before Tom and Violet.

Soon after, Violet learns that she has secured a faculty position at the University of Michigan under the tutelage of Professor Winton Childs (RHYS IFANS). Tom graciously quits his job, agrees to postpone their wedding, and moves with her from San Francisco to Ann Arbor. There, Violet thrives and makes friends with the other department researchers Doug, Ming, and Vaneetha (KEVIN HART, RANDALL PARK, and MINDY KALING). Doug can only find work as a sandwich maker in a local deli; makes friends with Bill and Tarquin (CHRIS PARNELL and BRIAN POSEHN), who he doesn't have much in common with; and is generally depressed and resentful by the spring semester.

Winton, meanwhile, falls for Violet and secretly arranges to have her fast-tracked for tenure to keep her around. Each time she and Tom set a wedding date, some complication arises until they finally break up. He moves back to the Bay Area and becomes involved with a younger, wild woman named Audrey (DAKOTA JOHNSON) and she moves in with the professor not knowing if they'll ever find their way back to each other.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens may have some interest, along with any young person who is a Jason Segel fan from his appearances in "The Muppets" and "Gulliver's Travels."
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For sexual content and language throughout.


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