The Last Five Years

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A musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein is a young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through songs using an intercutting time line device; all of Cathy’s songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair, while Jamie’s songs start at the beginning of their relationship and move forward to the end of their marriage. Its beautiful pop music score portrays an honest, heart-breaking, often funny, exploration of love and its consequences on individual identity.

Certificate: 12        Comedy | Drama | Musical

Dir. Richard LaGravanese, US, 2014, 94 mins

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Knepp, Nic Novicki, Alan Simpson, Meg Hudson

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