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Posted by Total Beauty 04/27/12 at 06:00AM

"The Five Year Engagement" opens in theaters today, and we can't say enough good things about the movie. It's hysterical, well written, sweet without being sappy, and the four main actors -- Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Chris Pratt, and Alison Brie -- each stand out in uniquely funny ways. The title should give you a good idea of the plot: Tom and Violet (Blunt and Segel) fall in love, get engaged, and then end up postponing their wedding again and again. Things get complicated with work, and the timing never feels right.

Like Violet, anyone who's planned a wedding knows that one of the hardest parts is making everyone else happy. For brides who find themselves in Violet's situation, Blunt suggests keeping it simple, and most importantly making it you. "I really think that if you want to get married in your backyard, then you should," she said. "It really should be very personal."

And Blunt's opinions about self-expression don't end with weddings. We asked her about her character's haircut midway through the movie, and she got really excited about the idea of using your hair to show your feelings. She called it "passive aggressive bang growing." Then, Blunt turned to Brie and asked her, "Have you ever lobbed it off after a breakup?"

"Not drastically -- I think I'm more of a shopper," said Brie. "But I'm not against it; I actually think it's kind of a good idea. People should do it!"

So when you go see "The Five-Year Engagement," look out for the breakup haircut. It says a lot about what's going on with Violet at that time in her life.

Have you ever changed your hair after a breakup?
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