The Five-Year Engagement is banking heavily on Judd Apatow’s presence in his producer’s chair, though without mentioning him by name and relying on the popularity of this summer’s Bridesmaids . If I were director Nick Stoller, who co-wrote Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Muppets, and directed the former, I’d be a little hurt. Still, Apatow and Bridesmaids are probably considered an ad wizard’s safe bet, though Hollywood doesn’t exactly have the best track record in regards to wedding-themed comedies, so they really ought to be highlighting all the quality ingredients they’ve compiled here. Because most of those movies don’t star Jason Segel,Chris Pratt, and another TV star who I’m not going to mention because her appearance (and role) was quite surprising the first time I watched the below trailer — suffice to say, she has a strong community of fans. Ahem.
Of course, Emily Blunt, who you may be excused for confusing her with both Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel, is no slouch, either. Especially when getting shot with an arrow. See for yourself:
That’s right, Annie Edison with a British accent! If you thought Alison Brie couldn’t be any more adorable, you and I were clearly mistaken. Admittedly, this wasn’t a rollicking, laugh out loud trailer for a comedy about a consistently delayed wedding ceremony, but there were some fun moments. And that cast is at least worth giving this a shot come April 2012. Jason Segel has yet to disappoint in a movie, and Chris Pratt is quickly proving himself to be an MVP in both film and television, so pairing them as brothers is particularly inspired. Though, the movie’s poster is a little too obvious for my tastes, but at least Blunt and Segel aren’t in some kind of war with another couple/bride/whatever. Other than wedding planning exasperation, anyway.
Rob Payne also writes the indie comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here. He’s pretty sure that Alison Brie’s Christian Bale Batman voice is only a smidge more endearing than her British accent here.