The Five Year Engagement

April 27th 2012
  • Comedy,
  • R,
  • 124 min,
  • Universal Pictures
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt, Kevin Hart, Dakota Johnson, Mindy Kaling, Mimi Kennedy, David Paymer, Jacki Weaver, Brian Posehn, Jim Poddick, Randall Park, Lauren Weedman, Michael Ensign, Clement von Franckenstein, David Mooney, Ron Lynch, Gordon Michaels, Aaron Lustig, Corey Fischer, Andrew Burlinson, Tracee Chimo
  • Director: Nicholas Stoller
  • Writers: Nicholas Stoller, Jason Segel
  • Producers: Judd Apatow, Rodney Rothman, Nicholas Stoller
  • Executive Producers: Jason Segal, Richard Vane
  • Art Direction: John B. Josselyn
  • Costume Design: Leesa Evans
  • D.O.P.: Javier Aguirresarobe
  • Editors: William Kerr, Peck Prior
  • Makeup: Maggie Fung
  • Music: Michael Andrews
  • Production Design: Julie Berghoff
  • Set Decoration: Sophie Neudorfer


When Tom Solomon proposes to his girlfriend Violet Barnes, things don't go as planned. Violet has to relocate after receiving the opportunity to work at the University of Michigan. The five year period gives Tom and Violet more than enough time to question whether they are really meant to be married after all.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Detroit, USA; San Francisco, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Sexual content, and language throughout
  • Production Companies: Apatow Productions
  • Production Schedule: April 2011 - July 2011

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2012 Guide Analysis: "Actor/writer Segel and writer/director Stoller have proven quite the pairing. After first working together on "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", the duo penned both 2010's "Get Him to the Greek" and this year's "The Muppets" movie. Now they've teamed up for this story about the ups and downs of an engaged couple whose marriage keeps being continually delayed due to various mishaps.

The trailer shows some light fun rom-com laughs rather than the crasser tone of Marshall's gags meaning this is a film more specifically targeted at women than the more crossover-style appeal of most comedies from under the Apatow banner. There's some solid supporting talent here including Chris Pratt, Jacki Weaver, Chris Parnell, Mindy Kaling and Mimi Kennedy in what will no doubt be a cute, predictable, heavy handed little morality tale with a few sex jokes thrown in."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 3 May 2012: Australia
  • 17 May 2012: New Zealand
  • 22 June 2012: Ireland, UK
  • 28 June 2012: Netherlands, Russia
  • 29 June 2012: Turkey
  • 12 July 2012: Germany, Singapore
  • 13 July 2012: Estonia, Norway
  • 19 July 2012: Denmark
  • 20 July 2012: Sweden
  • 26 July 2012: Hungary
  • 1 August 2012: Belgium, France
  • 9 August 2012: Argentina
  • 10 August 2012: Spain
  • 21 September 2012: Brazil