The Five-Year Engagement Overview

A year after Tom Solomon (Jason Segel) and Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt) begin dating, he proposes. They start planning the wedding, but when Violet receives the opportunity to work at the the University of Michigan, she has to relocate for two years and they put off their marriage for the time being. Tom leaves his job as a sous chef to go with her, but in Michigan, he can only land a job in a deli while his best friend Alex (Chris Pratt) not only gets the promotion that should have been Tom's, but gets married.

When Violet is offered a promotion, meaning she'll need to stay at the university for a few more years, the wedding is put off again. The five-year period gives Tom and Violet time to question whether they are really meant to be married after all.