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The Five Year Engagment, review
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Cast: Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt
Certificate: 12A

Hands up if you wouldn't marry Emily Blunt. Or Jason Segel, for that matter. Anyone? No? Good. That's settled. So a film that combines everyone’s two dream spouses might just be the greatest romantic comedy of all time, right? Yes. But The Five-Year Engagement falls short. Mainly because it’s so long.

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Christmas Reading List: Bridesmaids


“Stove. What kind of a name is that?" “That’s not my name. My name is Steve.” “Stove... Are you an appliance?” “No. I’m a man - and my name is Steve.”

While you're watching Judd Apatow's female-led wedding comedy Bridesmaids, it's an indisputable fact that Kristen Wiig saying the word "stove" is pretty much the funniest thing you've ever seen. As is, indeed, anything else that Kristen Wiig says. 

It may not be the feminist masterpiece/Hangover riposte that a lot of people held it up to be, but Paul Feig's film is still effing hilarious. A lot of that comes down to the improv-heavy ensemble, with Maya Rudolph's best friend and Chris O'Dowd's adorable cop producing some real gems. And Rose Byrne, who splits sides with her spontaneous and awkward reception speech, easily deserves her own sentence.

Praise should also be heaped upon Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, whose script brought about the whole thing. If you've just seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and you need cheering up this Christmas, then this one-liner-filled screenplay should be at the top of your seasonal reading list.

Head over to the Universal awards site to read the Bridesmaids screenplay - or click here for the PDF.


For more reading suggestions this Christmas, keep opening our Advent Calendar.



Bridesmaids painted the town pink over the weekend, strolling down the aisle with £3.4m shoved up its dress. 

That's a strong opening figure for the Judd Apatow comedy, which has deservedly received a massive amount of positive buzz thanks to talker preview screenings, critical praise and a big US box office haul.

It debuted in the States with $26m, which suggested a £2.6m opening here in the UK, so Universal will be pleased with £3.4m. Clearing the £3m mark at all is excellent for a comedy (ignoring its extensive previews, Paul took £3.2m over three days back in February) so Bridesmaids' UK debut is worth getting excited about. The fat one in the film probably pooed herself when she heard the news.

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Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Melissa McCarthy
Certificate: 15

With its bright pink poster plastered with The Hangover-bashing quotes, Bridesmaids is being touted as a ground-breaking piece of female comedy. For those who missed Whip It and Easy A, a crowd of hysterical critics are lining up to shock you with their revelation: women are funny. But then you already knew that.

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