Movie Review: The Five-Year Engagement

Date night was a rousing success!

On the way to our 7pm movie (I got off work at 6), we had to grab dinner quickly. McDonald’s it was! I hadn’t had it in months, since before I became a pseudo-vegetarian (more specifically, a pescetarian). This time, I got the Fillet-o-Fish. It was shockingly delicious. I added lettuce and tomato to my sandwich and it was so fresh and the fish wasn’t greasy at all. If you haven’t had it in a while, give it another chance. You won’t regret it.

Making use of my time at a red light. I was NOT driving when I took this.

Naveed went for the classic choice, the Big Mac. I’m not gonna lie, I was quite envious.

Then we saw The Five-Year Engagement.

 I love Jason Segal and I thought pairing him with Emily Blunt was brilliant. They had a believable chemistry that makes you root for them right from the beginning. 

From the preview its pretty obvious that they hit a number of roadblocks on the way to the wedding day. However, the movie was surprisingly sad at times. The problems they had in the relationship were realistic problems but sometimes when I see a movie, I like to escape reality, you know? The movie was slowed down by their effort to keep it realistic.

About 3/4 of the way in, the movie hit a really sad stride until the last 15 minutes which was a bit cheesy, even for me. Still, I’m a sucker for a happy ending so I’d still recommend it to others. I just think you should be prepared for a non-traditional romantic comedy. There are definitely tons of laughs but also some heart-wrenching moments. Overall, I gave the movie a solid B.

How did you spend your Friday night?
Are you planning to see The Five-Year Engagement?

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