31 August 2015

The Five-Year Engagement, 2012 - ★★½

A really great cast let down by a disappointing film. I didn't actually know it was a Judd Apatow production but this became quickly apparent as the film drags on into self indulgence far too often. In this article it states that Apatow's films "always start with a strong script, no one is too precious about changes if they can lead to a better end result" the problem seems to be that nobody is realising that the changes aren't making things better. I watched This Is 40 last week and Five Years isn't as bad is suffers from many of the same problems. Everything starts off well with a good idea, interesting characters, good performances and funny moments but they all get lost along the way.

ps Is the poster a spoiler?

August 31, 2015 at 02:20PM

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