February 13, 2015
Director: Richard LaGravenese
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual material, brief strong language and a drug image)
Screenwriter: Richard LaGravenese
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan
Copyright Holder: N/A
An adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, "The Last 5 Years" is a musical chronicling a love affair and marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein (Jordan) is a young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt (Kendrick), a struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through song. 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 affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes.