Catholic News Service
An impoverished presentation of marriage is not the only problematic aspect of director and co-writer Nicholas Stoller’s “The Five-Year Engagement.” His romantic comedy tracks San Francisco sous chef Tom Solomon (Jason Segel) and his English fiancee Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt) as they struggle to get themselves down the aisle.
After a bumpy proposal, the happy couple announces their engagement, only for Violet to be offered her dream job: a postdoctoral position in social psychology at the University of Michigan. Her caring hubby-to-be realizes that this is the opportunity of a lifetime. So the already cohabiting couple delays the nuptials and makes for Ann Arbor.