That’s right—the bitch is back, and we’re not talking about Jason Segel. And we’re certainly not talking about Emily Blunt (i.e. Katy Perry with a British accent). No, we mean the comic deathstar that is screenwriter Nicholas Stoller plus Jason Segel. The Five Year Engagement‘s premise: for undisclosed reasons, Blunt’s acceptance of a job in Michigan means that she and Segel can’t get married for the two years of her residency. Two years become five. Will the desperate couple ever get married? Will they ever leave Michigan?
Such a terse plot leaves us with some questions of our own, namely: Is everyone really that desperate to jump on the Bridesmaids train? Do they fully comprehend that the success of Bridesmaids was probably more due to Kristen Wiig‘s involvement than the fact that it was a marriage comedy? Still, there is one saving grace to the latest installment in sassy, cynical yet sanctimonious wedding comedies: our expectations could not be lower. Personally, if I’m spared from another full-frontal of Jason Segel, mine will be met in full.