Parents' Guide to

The Five-Year Engagement

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Apatow-produced comedy mixes romance, adult humor.

Movie R 2012 124 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

best ever

not the best movie for younger kids

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 16+

Great Movie!

IT IS RATED R! That's all you have to know! If your kid isn't 18 and you don't want them to see it, THEN DON'T TAKE THEM! It really is as simple as that. I wouldn't want anyone under the age of 16 to see it, but as of 16(+), it's not like it is too crude or anything. It's nothing compared to what is on television!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (6):

The Five-Year Engagement isn't perfect (due to some overlong scenes and lowbrow humor), but it's better than so many others in this genre, and that's reason enough to love it.

Like a delicate souffle that flops when the balance is off, a romcom fails when there's too much cheese, not enough romance, extra servings of cliches, an overdose of fluff, or zero chemistry between the two leads. Luckily for THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT, it has the perfect amount of all the right ingredients -- heart, irreverent humor, snark, wit, and happily ever after -- for a winning film, one that might even hold a little wisdom in the end. Modern relationships are hard, and engagements in this age of doubt and disconnection can be harder still. So when viewers aren't laughing at sight gags involving awful sweaters and sociopathic psychological experiments, they'll find themselves wondering how Tom and Violet are supposed to make it work -- and cheering for them to do so.

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