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''The Five Year Engagement'' is a 2012 romantic comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller and co-written by Stoller and JasonSegel. Stoller and Segel previously collaborated on ''ForgettingSarahMarshall''.

''The Five-Year Engagement'' follows the engagement of Tom (JasonSegel) and Violet (Creator/EmilyBlunt). Shortly after becoming engaged, Violet is offered a post-doctoral position at the UsefulNotes/UniversityOfMichigan, and she and Tom leave their lives in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco so that she can take the job. Their relocation is the first of many obstacles standing in the way of Tom and Violet's "perfect" wedding.

Reviews of the film were mixed, with the primary complaint being that the film was too long for a romantic comedy.

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!''The Five Year Engagement'' provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: Tom is played by Jason Segel, so this is to be expected. Violet has her moments as well.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: Tom ends up losing his big left toe to frostbite.
* AltarTheSpeed: Multiple times for multiple couples.
* AllStarCast: As far as internet-beloved TV comedies go. [[FreaksAndGeeks Jason Segel]], [[ParksAndRecreation Chris Pratt]], [[Series/{{Community}} Alison Brie]], [[TheOffice Mindy Kaling]], [[{{Archer}} Chris Parnell]], and [[TheSarahSilvermanProgram Brian Posehn]], just for starters.
* AnnoyingArrows: Zig-zagged. Violet is struck in her thigh and reacts to the extreme pain, but Tom is able to remove the arrow by yanking it out (without copious amounts of blood), and Violet suffers no long-term ill effects.
* AsianAndNerdy: Ming and Vaneetha
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny : In a hilarious sequence, Audrey is implied to fit this trope. Mostly done to highlight the [[MayDecemberRomance age difference]] between her and Tom and how ill-fitted they are for each other. And, [[RuleOfFunny you know]].
** Tom also qualifies when [[spoiler: he gets distracted from watching Alex and Suzie's daughter by a [[CuteKitten funny cat video]]. He also apparently has a habit to leave his crossbow on the kitchen table. HilarityEnsues ]]
* BeardOfSorrow : One of the signs of how miserable Tom is in Michigan is the ''awful'' sideburns/handlebar moustache combo he grows.
* BetaCouple: Alex and Suzie.
* BlackAndNerdy: Doug
* BookEnds : The red ring box.
* CakeToppers: To show exactly how AltarTheSpeed is accomplished Tom and Violet have to take a non-purchased cake from a Korean couple with Korean Cake Toppers.
* CareerVersusMan : played with, discussed and subverted through the movie.
* ChekhovsGun: Violet's experiment with the old donuts, with the people who eat the stale donuts being people who are "screwups," as Winton puts it. [[spoiler: Violet later confesses to Tom that when she saw him eating old donuts, she knew it was over. When she catches herself eating old half-eaten donuts, she realizes her own life is off track]]
* CloudCuckoolander: Ming and Tarquin
* DumbBlonde : Audrey
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The movie is about Tom and Violet's engagement. It lasts for five years.
* FakeBrit: American Alison Brie as the quite British Suzie.
* {{Fingore}}: Chef Sally needs a doggie bag for her finger.
* ForScience: Ming's "prank" research project is to pretend people are volunteering for a sleep study, cover them in fake blood and feathers, put a gun in their hands, and scream them awake. When prompted for a motivating hypothesis, he simply responds "I just want to see what would happen." He later does this "experiment" for real.
* GrandRomanticGesture : Tom at the beginning of the movie with his romantic proposal [[spoiler: and Violet at the end]].
* HardOnSoftScience: While the film generally tries to portray Violet's academic work as a serious endeavor, a lot of laughs are taken at her field's expense. When the senior staff are trying to brainstorm projects for a research grant (and haze Violet), they all throw out outlandish ideas that seem absurd, but are convincing enough to Violet. And apparently all of Doug's thesis involve masturbation.
* HiddenDepths: Alex sings beautifully in Spanish
* HomeMadeSweaterFromHell: One of Bill's hobbies.
* HouseHusband : Bill, one of Tom's new Minnesota-based friends. Tom's also afraid of becoming this trope.
* InformedJudaism: Tom is Jewish, but very secular. Amusingly, when Tom and Violet try to get married [[spoiler: the first time]], they pick the rabbi of the local Chabad to officiate, lying about Violet being Jewish, who takes their rehearsal dinner as a chance to encourage them to raise their children Jewish [[ArabIsraeliConflict SO THEY CAN SAVE ISRAEL FROM THE THREAT OF THE ARAB!]] (In real life the Chabad movement is indeed opposed to any sort of land concession to the Palestinians, although they aren't as...fervent in this belief as the rabbi is)
* InherentlyFunnyWords: "peonies"
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Tom fakes one. Badly.
* LawOfInverseFertility : [[spoiler: Suzie gets pregnant after sleeping with Alex once. They later [[ShotgunWedding get married]].]]
* LeParkour: Winton uses it to escape from a pursuing Tom
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Jason Segel's bare butt makes a few appearances, always played for laughs.
* SkipToTheEnd: The justice of the peace gives an even shorter wedding speech than he expected.
* SupremeChef: Tom, with appropriate FoodPorn when invoked.
* ShotgunWedding : [[spoiler: Suzie and Alex.]]
* TheUnpronounceable: Winton's dog, Gwyrth
* WackyMarriageProposal : Violet: "I've dreamed about those receipts since I was a little girl."
* WrittenByCastMember: Jason Segel co-wrote the script with director Nick Stoller.
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Violet and Tom technically both do this, but it doesn't go as far as it could have in either case.]]
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