OT - 5-Year Engagement movie set in A2

Submitted by Gameboy on April 25th, 2012 at 5:01 PM

There is a new rom-com opening this weekend titled "The Five-Year Engagement" from Judd Apatow (Old School).

I did not realize it, but Ann Arbor and UM features prominently in the movie. The female lead gets a research position at UM and the male lead ends up working at Zingerman's.

I may have to go see the movie just for this.

Here is the review:


Bonus: The reviewer seems to be a UM grad.



April 25th, 2012 at 5:28 PM ^

I frequently saw Jason Segel at Main St bars during filming.  Unfortunately I never saw Emily Blunt...  they had a showing at Zingermann's catering last week as a benefit for 8-2-6 and I heard the movie is pretty entertaining. 


April 26th, 2012 at 3:07 AM ^

Sorry, calling the OP dumb because you're not thinking out of the box is just rude.

Maybe if you live in AA or Michigan you are likely to know where this was filmed.  Or maybe it was a Mgoblog topic.  

I live elsewhere and would have no idea about the location.  

I appreciate the post.  

Thanks OP!


April 25th, 2012 at 10:43 PM ^

It was weird last July when they made main street look like winter. The snow was the fakest looking crap I hav ever seen. Then I saw the screening at the 826 function, looked real! Movie magic. Both the broken egg and Angelo's suck, they are for Oakland County tourists. , The real Ann arborites go to Village Kitchen or bells.


April 26th, 2012 at 12:02 AM ^

...it even made the 100 best delis in restaurant magazine. I always preferred Lefkoski's though; their pastrami on rye w/swiss n cole slaw was Tremendous. I guess from the food comments that it no longer exists...


April 26th, 2012 at 12:17 AM ^

I wouldn't show it to recruits.  Seems the only thing they liked about Ann Arbor was Zingerman's. They used the campus, but as for their attitude about our beloved university and its denizens, the filmmakers must be from OSU.  Or maybe LA. 

Yes, I know it's a comedy.  But it's about being trapped in Ann Arbor and stolen from that wonderland out west.  That Ann Arbor we all know, where there are deer antlers on the walls of every pub and sensitive faculty husbands negligently leave their cross-bows out on the table for children to play with.  And snow 9/10 of the year. 

Mabel Pines

April 26th, 2012 at 8:32 AM ^

I will pass then.  So sick of the "California is so great" attitude.  Yes, your weather is nicer, but you also have a higher chance of death by mudslide, fire, plastic surgery or earthquake than we have.  I'll keep Michigan, especially Ann Arbor.  Also, it would be exhausting to have to look good and color your hair all the time.  (just a woman's p.o.v.)