The Five-Year Engagement – 2 1/2 Buckets
I have a review of The Five-Year Engagement up over at my new outlet, Critic Speak. Here’s an excerpt and then a link to the full piece:
While I have long contested the employment of the phrase “wait for HBO” among critics–as a staunch defender of the theatrical experience, I believe most films are either good enough to warrant a night out or aren’t worth seeing, period–but The Five-Year Engagement so perfectly fits the cliché that I may have to break with tradition just this once. Here is a film that is rarely compelling, but is usually diverting; you’d be upset if you made a date of it, but perfectly satiated if you watched it for free from your couch.