When it comes to Judd Apatow films even the produced ones you are expecting some sort of R-Rated naughtiness of the first degree but his new produced flick FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT does seem to be tame. I don’t mean that in a negative way as this looks not bad and even without the naughty bits it still looks typical Apatow humour with Jason Segel and his Forgetting Sarah Marshall buddy Nick Stoller writing and directing duties.
The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director Nicholas Stoller, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek) looks at what happens when an engaged couple, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. The film was written by Segel and Stoller.
Five Year Engagement follows Jason Segel, Emily Blunt a couple who decide to get engaged but that engagement seems to get extended every year as life’s tribulations present themselves to them testing their character. We’ve seen plenty of relationship comedies so far in the past but this one we have a good feeling about and reading sites of my American colleagues they have have been giving it positive feedback from the early test screenings.
Five Year Engagement also stars Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver and Rhys Ifans with the film heading to UK&Ireland on April 27th 2012.