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LRA: The Five-Year Engagement - Theatrical Review

LRA writes: Forgetting Sarah Marshall was a movie that proved Jason Segel was more than capable of being a leading man in a romantic comedy. Now he is no longer at a point in his career where he needs to prove that. Instead he needs to prove that he has more to him than JUST being a leading man in a romantic comedy. That is NOT what The Five-Year Engagement sets out to do unfortunately. With a more than capable cast and a director who knows his way around comedy, I couldn't help but feel slightly underwhelmed by a film that seems to be more interested in allowing its stars to run rampant and making sure every single thing they filmed was in the final cut of the film dragging its run time out to an exhausting length as opposed to providing a more tightly focused comedic experience.

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alycakes1633d ago

I don't know why this movie didn't do any better. They are both good actors. She does well in both comedy and drama but I think people understand that there are so many movies coming out that are going to be blockbusters that they are waiting to see and not everyone can afford to go see every movies that comes out every week. We sometimes have to pick and choose.