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Friday, April 13, 2012

"The Five-Year Engagement" Releases First Pre-Wedding Photos

As mentioned previously on the site, the romantic comedy Five-Year Engagement hopes to slay audiences as the opening film at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. The upcoming movie, co-penned by Jason Segel, stars the Muppets actor as Tom, a starry eyed lover who pops the question to his main squeeze, Violet (Emily Blunt), only to learn that the tough part of their engagement is just beginning. The Universal Pictures' press release sums it up like this:

Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director NICHOLAS STOLLER (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), producer JUDD APATOW (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Bridesmaids) and RODNEY ROTHMAN (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) looks at what happens when an engaged couple, JASON SEGEL (The Muppets, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and EMILY BLUNT (The Devil Wears Prada, The Adjustment Bureau), keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.

I can't imagine how this isn't your typical romantic comedy, except for the fact that Apatow is behind it. His films tend to be punchier than most soft core romcoms, which always makes for more interesting viewing. The trailer didn't do anything for me, but I know the Segel train is hot right and folks are eager to jump on it. And the fact that Tribeca jumped on it leads me to believe it's a lot smarter than it looks. If anything, Mindy Kaling and Kevin Hart (who play Violet's fellow grad students) should bring some hearty laughs.

The Five-Year Engagement, which also stars Rhys Ifans and Alison Brie, hits theaters April 27th. Check out the newly released images from the film below. What do you think? Will you be watching?


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