A couple named Tom (Jason Segel) and Violet (Emily Blunt) find their wedding plans interrupted by a number of disappointments and surprises over the course of five years, as Violet is forced to move to Michigan for school and Tom becomes frustrated by missed job opportunities in this romantic comedy from producer Judd Apatow. Nicholas Stoller directed from a script co-written by Segel, and the supporting cast includes Alison Brie, Chris Pratt, and Rhys Ifans.
"[T]he movie is an enjoyable grab bag of messy life circumstances....It's a comedy about falling from love, and grasping your way back to happily ever after." -- Grade: B+ (Entertainment Weekly)
"This unhurried comedy is devoted to realistic relationship issues....It's rare to see main characters as grounded and plausible as Tom and Violet are, and when they finally find their way back into each other's arms, it feels earned." (Movieline)
3 stars out of 5 -- "Blunt and Segel supply the angst and heart at the movie's core. Their easy chemistry is undeniable..." (Total Film)
"Segel, one of comedy's tall men, makes sure to utilise the comic possibilities that his big body provides. He gets in a perfect throwaway pratfall in an icy driveway..." (Sight and Sound)