‘The Five-Year Engagement’ Opens with Jason Segel Fronting Team Apatow’s Latest
Judd Apatow scored scored a surprise hit last spring when his production Bridemaids opened far above expectations and had extremely strong legs at the box office. Team Apatow is hoping for similar fortunes with The Five-Year Engagement that opens today, starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. You’d be hard-pressed to miss the Bridesmaids connection, since the ads have hammered home “from the producer of Bridesmaids.” The film is directed by Apatow pal Nicholas Stoller, who previously helmed Segel in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
I’ve been vocal that I haven’t loved the trailers and ads, even the supposedly raunchy red-band trailer didn’t seem very racy to me. And there are reports that Segel’s nude scene has been cut from the film (this could be a plus or minus, I admit). But, the film seems to be the only recently opening mainstream comedy so there are certainly box office returns to be expected.
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