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The Five-Year Engagement Movie Quotes

Updated June 8, 2017 143 votes 51 voters 40.7k views10 items

'The Five-Year Engagement' movie quotes include the most memorable lines from this 2012 romantic comedy film starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as a couple who just can't seem to make it to the altar. Despite their best intentions, things just keep getting in their way. Quotes from 'The Five-Year Engagement,' not surprisingly, are hilarious. See a favorite? Vote it up. And if you have a personal favorite quote that isn't listed, add it.

'The Five-Year Engagement' was co-written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller. Stoller also directed Segel in the 2008 romantic comedy 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' and the pair teamed up to write the script for the 2011 comedy 'The Muppets.' 'The Five-Year Engagement' features a great cast, including Segel and Blunt, along with Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, Rhys Ifans and Kevin Hart. When Violet and Tom first get engaged, plans for a wedding are set in motion quickly. But when Violet gets a job offer in Michigan, the big day is put off. Will these two ever tie the knot? Probably, but it'll just take a little longer than they planned.

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    Your Wedding

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    Suzie (to Violet): "This is supposed to be exciting. This is your wedding -- you only get a few of these."

    Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer (Alison Brie) is Violet's friend, and as such, she has a duty to tell her the truth. Yes, this should be exciting and fun, because you only take "a few" trips down the aisle...
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    Jewish Drawer

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    Rabbi: "Of course, the men will wear yarmulkes..."
    Violet: "Babe, you don't have a yarmulke..."
    Tom: "I have a whole...it's in my...Jewish drawer."

    Tom has a Jewish drawer? I suppose he's had plenty of time to start one, given how long it's taking for his wedding to Violet to, you know, actually happen.
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    Two Years is Nothing

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    Violet: "I got a job for two years."
    Tom: "Two years is nothing."
    Violet: "Really?"
    Tom: "We'll start planning the wedding again, from there."

    Here's a tip: Don't put off planning the wedding, because you just never know what will happen. Life has a way of totally screwing things up -- and, in this case, that's definitely true.
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    Don't Get in Front of the Train

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    Carol: "Here's our guest list."
    Violet: "There's like, 600 people..."
    Carol: "I know."
    Violet: "Maybe just..."
    Carol: "You don't want to get in front of this train, Violet."

    Poor Violet: She's understandably overwhelmed by all of the wedding-related planning, particularly the (ever growing) guest list. Thanks to Carol (Tom's mom), the simple, elegant ceremony just became a small rock concert in size...
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