The Last Five Years


Bijou by the Bay Wed, Jul 29, 2015 3:00 PM
Nauti-Cat Sat, Aug 1, 2015 9:30 PM
Film Info
Movies on a Boat
Release Year:2014
Runtime:94 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Anna Kendrick
Jeremy Jordan
Tamara Mintz
Cassandra Inman
Kate Meltzer
Emma Meltzer
Director:Richard LaGravenese
Produced by:Janet Brenner
Kurt Deutsch
Lauren Versel
Richard LaGravenese
Steve Norman
Screenwriter:Richard LaGravenese
Cinematography:Steven Meizler
Editing By:Sabine Hoffmann
Music By:Jason Robert Brown


If the proverb “when the emotion becomes too strong for speech, you sing” holds true, then it should come as no surprise that this enchanting musical is simply bursting with soaring, grand emotion. The ever-charming and wonderful Anna Kendrick (“Pitch Perfect”) and Jeremy Jordan (Broadway’s “Newsies”) sing their hearts out as New Yorkers falling in and out of love. But this adaptation of the Broadway sensation is no straightforward boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl tale—rather, its clever structure zigzags across perspectives and back and forth in time. The girl starts off heartbroken about their breakup, and her story moves backwards to their first date; while the boy starts off giddy about his new love, and moves forward through marriage, infidelity, and divorce. Perfectly capturing the breathlessness of young love and the exquisite pain of its demise, with brilliant performances of Jason Robert Brown’s ingenious songs, “The Last Five Years” casts a dazzling romantic spell.