i was disappointed by the five-year engagement. i had high hopes since it was filmed here in town, but that really didn't help the plot any, unfortunately. to be perfectly honest, i just didn't care for the film very much.
We saw some of the filming when they shot this movie around Ann Arbor so it was fun to see how it looked in the movie. The plot was a little hard to believe, the leads were likable, and it was funny in places, but this is probably not one you need to see more than once.
I am a big fan of Emily Blunt and Jason Segel both, but this was just not overall my kind of movie. The Michigan stereotyping was laid on thick and not necessarily accurate. Some jokes went beyond bad taste in my opinion. On the other hand there were some lovely scenes, and the overall theme of how people change was at times deftly handled. Overall, I'd call it uneven at best. It was lovely to see the Ann Arbor area locations.
While it was fun to see some local Ann Arbor sites in this movie, the main character acted like this is hicksville and the only fun thing to do is to go deer hunting and then make Mugs, clothing and accessories around your house out of deer skin and horns. Really...???
this movie was shot in ann arbor. if any residents saw the fake snow in downtown, that was a part of the set for a scene in this very movie. if you live in ann arbor, it is especially fun to see this movie. i enjoyed recognizing buildings and locations in the movie.