Segel has become a modern-day everyman, and women apparently like him for just that reason: he’s the kind of guy you might actually encounter in real life. He scripted The Five-Year Engagement with his longtime writing partner Nicholas Stoller, who also directed the film. Their aim was to chronicle the ups and down of a couple who repeatedly allow clutter and circumstance to get in the way of their intended marriage. That accounts for the episodic nature of their picture, in which Segel, an up-and-coming chef in San Francisco, willingly moves to frosty Ann Arbor, Michigan so his fiancée can pursue an opportunity for graduate studies at the university. While he refuses to complain about his new lot in life, he suffers from the move and begins to lose his identity.
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