The Five-Year Engagement, Grade D: An engaged couple have trouble getting to the altar. Jason Segel stars.
Director Nicholas Stoller, who cowrote the script with Segel, has created a jumbled mess of a film. At times it wants to be a wild comedy. Then it quickly shifts to deep conversations about love and commitment. Stoller's inability to blend these comedy and drama aspects leaves both parts a mess.
The film is the marriage of dreary characters with a script that's neither funny nor poignant. This is a union that feels as if it runs a half-decade long.
The Five-Year Engagement might have worked if it had had a faster pace, more focus on the comedy, a better leading pair, and a stronger plot device. As it is, divorce yourself of any ideas of seeing it.
Also coming out this week:
Person of Interest, The Complete First Season: Two men stop crimes before they start.
Haven, The Complete Second Season: Emily Rose stars.
Fringe, The Complete Fourth Season: Parallel universes continue to collide.
The Good Wife, The Third Season: Julianna Margulies stars.
Tom & Jerry, Tricks and Treats: Includes 22 cartoons.
Grey's Anatomy, Complete Eighth Season: Includes the cast-changing season-ender.
The Solid Gold Cadillac: 1956 film starring Judy Holliday.
Safe: Mixed martial arts cage fighter (Jason Statham) rescues a scared young girl.
Holy Flying Circus: Behind the scenes of Monty Python and the Flying Circus.
Mad Monster Party: Baron Von Frankenstein (Boris Karloff) decides to retire.