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Tribeca Film Festival 2012 Will Open with 'The Five-Year Engagement' Starring Segel and Blunt

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 29, 2012 at 12:34PM

The Tribeca Film Festival will open its 2012 edition on April 18 with Universal romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement" (April 27). The comedy stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as an engaged couple who keep postponing their wedding day. The Judd Apatow-produced slapstick comedy reunites director/writer/producer Nicholas Stoller and writer/star Segel ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall"). The Festival will run through April 29. See trailer below.
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The Five-Year Engagement
Universal Pictures The Five-Year Engagement

The Tribeca Film Festival will open its 2012 edition on April 18 with Universal romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement" (April 27). The comedy stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as an engaged couple who keep postponing their wedding day. The Judd Apatow-produced slapstick comedy reunites director/writer/producer Nicholas Stoller and writer/star Segel ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall"). The Festival will run through April 29. See trailer below.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.