The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director Nicholas Stoller, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek) looks at what happens when an engaged couple, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. The film was written by Segel and Stoller. www.tomandviolet.com
The movie is set here in Ann Arbor and features cameos of a number of different local landmarks including Zingerman’s! After leaving his prestigious chef job in San Francisco to join Violet in Ann Arbor, Tom is dismayed to find that the best restaurant job he can find is making sandwiches at our very own Deli. He joins forces with self-proclaimed pickle nerd Tarquin but life in Ann Arbor isn’t what he expected. With his life in a downward spiral while Violet continues to succeed, Tom leaves the Deli, almost leaves Violet, and almost loses all hope until he winds up as a baker at Zingerman’s Bakehouse. I won’t give the ending away but it was really, really funny. Seeing so much of downtown Ann Arbor and so many familiar neighborhoods was big fun, especially at full-house premier at the Michigan Theater.
For more on the movie (from an actual movie critic!) check out this in the New York Times.