You might expect an R-rated comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, directed by the guy who made Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Five-Year Engagement, to be loose and sloppy, like Rogen’s torso. But Neighbors turns out to be tight and lean and eminently watchable, like Efron’s torso. Show More Summary
Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Five-Year Engagement helmer Nicholas Stoller is set to rewrite the upcoming Warner. Bros. comedy Uptown Saturday Night, Variety reports. A remake of the 1974 comedy of the same name, Uptown SaturdayShow More Summary
Last year’s Tribeca Film Festival opened with the world premiere of the Judd Apatow-produced and Jason Segel-starring The Five-Year Engagement, a big studio film with big studio names, but this year’s Opening Night film seems to signal a return to the more indie-minded roots of the festival. Show More Summary
Lizzy Caplan‘s already starred in one wedding comedy this year — the enjoyably acerbic Bachelorette — and Alison Brie got to help Emily Blunt to the altar in The Five-Year Engagement earlier this spring. Now Caplan and Brie are teaming up with one another for yet another marriage-themed romcom, playing sisters in Michael Mohan‘s bittersweet Save the Date. [...]
The Five-Year Engagement (Universal) failed to replicate the critical and commercial success of previous Nicholas Stoller/Judd Apatow projects like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him To The Greek, for understandable reasons. The Five-Year...Show More Summary
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. Quick A motorcycle courier finds himself targeted by police after a mysterious man forces him to deliver bombs to various addresses while an ex-girlfriend unlucky enough to have strapped an explosive helmet to her head comes along for the ride. Show More Summary
Reviewed by Patrick Bromley Quote: "This is not a movie about a couple driven apart by life. It's a movie about a couple driven apart by cliches."
iThe Five-Year Engagementi is a tale about the ups and downs that invariably come with maintaining a relationship over time. Though Tom and Violet have a particularly hard row to hoe, their onscreen presence manages to be likeable, witty, and really, really funny the first time through. Unfortunately, the jokes dont hold up quite as well in a repeat viewing.
Films like Celeste and Jesse Forever and The Five-Year Engagement feel like the start of some new subgenre — these unromantic semi-comedies about the microdramas of nice, emotionally inarticulate people struggling their way through relationships. Show More Summary
With his The Five-Year Engagement now in theaters, Nicholas Stoller has lined up his next project with the Universal Pictures comedy Townies. The Hollywood Reporter says that Stoller will direct with Zac Efron and Seth Rogen attached...Show More Summary
Corey Wood loves John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe, but can't stand the chemistry between Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. [...]
Imagine what some of our most beloved romantic films would look like if they were made in the 21st century. Laura and Alec of David Lean’s Brief Encounter could have managed their secret meetups over text. Harry and Sally could haveShow More Summary
Jason Segel's "The Five-Year Engagement" and Jason Statham's "Safe," each released to theaters this weekend, earned disappointing dollars at the box office.
How you feel about Nicholas Stoller‘s The Five-Year Engagement may depend on what you’re expecting. Those looking for another instant classic from producer Judd Apatow and his circle will likely be disappointed, as the new comedy proves too inconsistent to hold up against the likes of The 40-Year-Old Virgin or even Stoller’s own Forgetting Sarah [...]
With Judd Apatow-produced “The Five-Year Engagement” already in theaters this weekend, the director took time off from his busy schedule to make an appearance at CinemaCon 2012 in Las Vegas to discuss about his upcoming comedy “This is 40” and … Continue reading ?
The Pirates! Band of Misfits takes second place with $11.4 million, and The Five-Year Engagement takes fifth place with $11.1 million. [...]
Compared to Nicholas Stoller‘s two previous films, The Five-Year Engagement has a lot going on. While his prior efforts only covered a few days, Engagement‘s timeline, if you couldn’t guess, goes well over… five years. Fitting all that time in one movie mustn’t be easy, as well as all the drama and comedy that takes place in that same period. Show More Summary
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The idea of beginning a romantic comedy at the moment where most others end is a potentially intriguing and promising one. What happens after the meet-cute, the courtship, the third-act conflict and ultimate reunion that leaves our happy...Show More Summary
"The Five-Year Engagement": Director Nicholas Stoller, whose latest movie, "The Five-Year Engagement" opens this weekend, will answer reader questions at 2 p.m. Pacific today.