A drawn out af­fair

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - DVDS -

NOR­MALLY the rom- com likes to end just where things usu­ally get in­ter­est­ing in a re­la­tion­ship – when the mak­ing love part comes in to it – but not this Ja­son Segel- writ­ten com­edy drama which kicks off right at the real bit. It fol­lows chef Tom ( Segel) and his aca­demic wife- to- be Vi­o­let ( Emily Blunt) who, af­ter a year a- courtin’, de­cide to tie the knot. But while plan­ning for their big event, life con­tin­u­ally gets in the way of the cou­ple’s plan­ning, as per­sonal sit­u­a­tions, ca­reer changes, re­lo­ca­tion and fam­ily cir­cum­stances push the date out fur­ther and fur­ther un­til the hap­pi­lyever- af­ter part of their re­la­tion­ship looks like never ar­riv­ing. A nice take on tra­di­tional rom- com fare with a cou­ple of like­able leads but there are long patches where it just seems to be go­ing through the mo­tions. At more than two hours long it’s bloated and it sneaks in a lot of the genre hok­i­ness too. Ex­tras: Fea­ture- length com­men­tary with the di­rec­tor and cast mem­bers, ex­tended, al­ter­nate and deleted scenes and a gag reel. NOT VIEWED.

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