The Five-Year Engagement

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(2012) ★★

Channel 4: PREMIERE Sunday 6 December, 11.05pm

Life conspires to continually delay the planned wedding of San Francisco sous chef Jason Segel and doctoral student dreamboat Emily Blunt. They met at a fancy dress party: he was Superbunny, she was Princess Di. That’s not meeting cute, it’s cringey. And it kinda goes downhill from there.

As the dull title threatens, this meandering, severely gag-challenged romcom stumbles on at least an hour too long. Segel and his writing partner, the director Nicholas Stoller, previously dished up The Muppets (not bad) and Forgetting Sarah Marshall (not good). We’re spared Russell Brand, at least.

Certificate: 15

Duration: 118min

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