The Five Year Engagement is the type of film that many people can relate to as it concerns the ups and downs that come with being in a romantic relationship. It is the type of film that definitely brings you back to reality, but it also allows for some escapism into another world for a short period of time. Incredibly funny in parts - in fact, really funny.
Tom (Jason Segel) and Violet (Emily Blunt) meet at a fancy dress party in San Francisco on New Year's Eve, and exactly 12-months later, Tom proposes to Violet (code word 'receipts'- once you see the film you will get this) on the rooftop of a restaurant where he is a sous chef.
Tom's life turns itself upside down when his fiancée receives an offer to join a psychology research project at the University of Michigan. Meanwhile Tom's career as a cook continues to blossom, but working in another kitchen is a massive adjustment for him. Tom finally takes a leap of faith and opens up his own mobile taco joint back in San Francisco, but good things really do come to an end - despite being engaged for five years.
The finale is full of joy, but I will leave this as a surprise even though you might have already guessed what will happen next to Tom and Violet. A great feel good romantic comedy for both genders.