With Wit, Reviewed By Kimmo Mustonenen
First, cliché joke (I will not be the single sayer of this) – “The Five-Year Engagement” is also what seems to be the running time of the film.
It goes on.
And then on some more.
The butt hurts.
The movie doesn’t care.
The movie laughs at my discomfort.
But I don’t laugh at the movie.
Which is a comedy. Or an Apatow-medy.
So there are jokes on the dick.
The word “fuck” is used more than in “Glengarry Glen Ross.”
That is a lot of fucks.
But when people get to the fucking, all the women-types leave their tops on. Not a boob to make me smile.
America is weird.
The film tells the story of the couple Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt – like the blunt that was for the smoking before the film) and Tom Solomon (Jason Segel – he gets naked and is covered in moles – creepy), whose relationship becomes strained when they realize they have much longer engagement (like 5 years, duh).
For lack of time, the two delay marriage for next year and, moreover, Violet enrolls at the University of Michigan for the studying.
Then is promoted at work by her boss (asshole, with sick karate skillz), and this entails the need to move to another city.
Or the same one, but for more bad times.
When formalizing the relationship seems to move a background in the lives of two lovers, paradoxically, parents are beginning to put pressure on them to hasten the wedding.
In addition, some older relatives die and not get to see even more young people to the altar.
And die, and die, and die.
These deaths were funny.
More deaths would have been better.
Troubled situation, Violet and Tom must decide quickly what they want from life and to manage better time because, otherwise, things seem to spiral out of control.
No more spoilers.
Funny things happen. Stifler from “American Reunion” is cloned into another person named Alex (Chris Pratt) for this.
Cinema wants more of the Stiflers. An entire mouth-word exchange is done as Cookie Monster and Elmo.
Emily Blunt is too much damn cuteness. Things happen that are too easy.
And a taco truck. If only there was a taco truck outside of the screening place.
Man, munchies can give one the drool face…
So, two thumbs taking a nap on the sideways.
All movie inhabitants were the likable people, but the thing made two hours many more hours of feeling. In my butt. Until my butt went to sweet, sweet sleep. Only to wake up at the credits – angry and painful.
Wait for DVD when it is Netflixing time. The unrated cut will last four and a half hours – but seem like six.. Sweet Jesus!
Kimmo Mustonenen – (Kimmo On Kino) – Behind The Proscenium
P.S. “The Voice” is fun! Blake Shelton is drunk! Christina lost weight! Cee Lo is borderline homosexual! Adam Levine is a douch-nozzle! No more “American Idol” for me!