Last night, Christie and I finally made it to see The Five Year Engagement, starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. I really wanted to see this movie, even though I'm usually not in a hurry to see romantic comedies. This one was different though, because it was filmed here in Michigan, mainly in Ann Arbor.
I think it's safe to say that we both liked the movie a lot. We were laughing pretty hard the whole way through. Don't get me wrong, like most romantic comedies, there are always a few sort of dull parts, but the funny parts far out weigh any dull moment there may have been. Jason Segel will always be hilarious to me.
The basic plot (if you want to see more about it, you can read our past article about the movie here) is that Emily Blunt and Jason Segel get engaged at the beginning of the movie, but end up having to move from San Francisco to Ann Arbor for Emily Blunt's job at the University of Michigan. Of course, Jason Segel's character hates Michigan at first. He gets a job at Zingermans, which I am ashamed to say I still haven't ever tried but is on my to-do list. I do love a good reuben and pickles. Anyway, the couple run into problems and keep postponing their wedding, for a total of five years.
I will admit I was a little bit worried about the movie being funny enough and there being too much lovey-dovey crap for me, but it really isn't like that at all. Jason Segel co-wrote it and the characters were cast pretty well. I don't know about you guys, but I have loved Rhys Ifans ever since he played that weird British guy in Notting Hill with the 'Fancy a Fuck?' t-shirt (hopefully someone knows what I'm talking about and I don't sound like a lunatic). I recommend checking it out. If nothing else, it's pretty cool to be able to watch a big movie at the theater and recognize most places in it. Ah, the beauty of movies made in Michigan!
Beware, watching this movie may cause a new found need to learn how to knit. You will see why.~B