The Last Five Years

February 13th, 2015


The Last Five Years

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Based on the musical, a struggling actress and her novelist lover each illustrate the struggle and deconstruction of their love affair.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 5.9/10 (323 voted)

Critic's Score: 52/100

Director: Richard LaGravenese

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Meg Hudson

The Last 5 Years by Tony award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown is 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 Jewish novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a Shiksa Goddess 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 affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes.

Writers: Jason Robert Brown, Richard LaGravenese

Anna Kendrick - Cathy Hiatt
Meg Hudson - Beautiful Girl
Jeremy Jordan - Jamie Wellerstein
Natalie Knepp - Alise Michaels
Sherie Rene Scott -
Gina Sarno - Audition Girl
Ashley Spencer - Secretary
Cat Lynch - Girl in Dress
Nic Novicki - Karl
Laura Harrier -
Alan Simpson - Ryan James
Stephanie Corbett - Competing Actress
Allison Macri - Carole Ann
Betsy Wolfe - Former Stripper
Randy Redd -

Taglines: There are two sides to every love story

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 13 February 2015

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

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Did You Know?

Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan sang 11 of the 14 songs live, in multiple takes, due to camera set ups. "If I Didn't Believe in You" is shot in one continuous camera move. Jeremy Jordan sang the song 14 times straight through. Anna Kendrick sang "Still Hurting" 17 times over five camera set-ups. See more »


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