A drawn out affair
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.