over two hours long, though i don’t recall checking my watch. it felt long, but i wouldn’t have guessed it was over 2 hours. it’s a nice story about a pretty typical situation faced by couples these days. one gets a job offer that would take them both away from their current life and the other has to decide whether they are ok with going or not. in this case it’s the woman who wants to move and the guy who has to go along. edelstein thought it was a regressive film because the woman couldn’t move without the man losing something as a result or something like that. my recollection of the film was that segel was more than willing to go along with his fiance (played by emily blunt), but only became truly disturbed when the 2 year committment turned into 5. sure, he was put off by the fact that he had to take a major step down in his career – from sous chef at a great place in SF to a sandwich maker in ann arbor, but he seemed happy other than that. edelstein read too much into it, in my opinion.
it’s a mostly funny film wich a strong supporting cast. i think casting directors and writers are getting better at encorporating supporting talent into films and a lot of them are coming from comedy clubs and tv shows. this one had mindy kaling and chris pratt, for example. for me, it was a solid picture, but i laughed more than anyone else in the theater so you probably won’t like it as much.Watched in theater