YMMV / The Five-Year Engagement

  • Broken Base: Viewers seem to be split on Alison Brie's English accent as Suzie. A lot of people criticised it, finding it completely unrealistic. Others however were more favourable to it. It's worth noting that she specifically attempted to imitate Emily Blunt's natural voice - and Emily herself says that her voice is all over the place from her years of working in America. So Suzie's Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping might be deliberate, to show that the sisters have lived in America for a while.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: A toddler causing her aunt to be shot is tragic. When said aunt gets shot in the knee with an arrow from a crossbow that was left on the table - while the toddler excitedly says "I'm Pocahontas!" - is hilarious.
  • Ending Fatigue: One criticism of the film was that it just ran too long before Violet and Tom ultimately do get married.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Violet and Tom's eventual wedding at the end of five years, after having put things on hold and endured all manner of setbacks.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Dakota Johnson as a sex-crazed Manic Pixie Dream Girl is hilarious now that she's most recognised for playing a chaste virgin who gets taught about BDSM.
    • In the extras, Chris Pratt talks about Alison Brie doing an English accent and says he'd struggle if he had to do one. This is before he proved to be quite adept at an Essex accent.
    • The daughter of Chris Pratt and Alison Brie's characters is shown playing with Lego blocks at one point. Pratt and Brie would go on to voice Emmett and Unikitty in The LEGO Movie.
  • Narm Charm: Violet and Suzie having an argument where Suzie's daughter has them speak in Cookie Monster and Elmo's voice respectively. It's about as cringey as you'd expect, and that's why it's funny.