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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

April 25, 2012 at 9:38 AM

That “Five-Year Engagement” commercial

(Sorry if the blogging feels a little sparse this week; I have a million deadlines. Well, eight. Five down, three to go . . .)
OK, so help me out here. Anyone else seen the ad for “The Five-Year Engagement” on TV, where some kid points a crossbow at Emily Blunt and Jason Segel and squeals, “I’m Katniss!” Funny moment, right? I saw the movie last night, and the scene is indeed in the movie (unlike some scenes in movie ads and trailers, which seem to vanish into movie ether) . . . except that the kid says “I’m Pocahontas!” Which is much less timely, and much less funny. Seems like the ad has been around for a little while; was there really not time to re-dub one word in the movie, so that all of us who own TVs don’t walk around scratching our heads pondering the fact that the word “Katniss” is much funnier coming out of a four-year-old than “Pocahontas”? Anyway, it took me out of the movie for a minute. As Miranda Priestley would say, that’s all. More later.

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