Growing Up Is Hard To Do

Movies: ‘The Five-Year Engagement’
Jason Segel and Emily Blunt in “The Five-Year Engagement”

I am going to go out on a limb here and say “The Five-Year Engagement” is a worthy heir to “Annie Hall.” It’s a very funny relationship comedy that gently parodies a very specific place and the various subcultures of people who live there; and while the treatment of its female characters verges on

objectionable, it’s rescued by truly terrific actors. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that Jason Segel, the co-writer and star, is the next Woody Allen, but that’s OK. One is plenty.

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