The Last 5 Years is a musical about the life and death of a relationship between Cathy Hiatt (Anna Kendrick) and Jamie Wellerstein – she, a struggling actor; he, an aspiring novelist. She looks at the highs and lows of the last five years; he tells the story straightforwardly from beginning to end.
Based on the Tony Award-winning musical by Jason Robert Brown, The Last 5 Years is adapted for film by Richard LaGravanese – and will be in theaters February 13, 2015. Check out the new trailer following the jump.
Starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Tony award winning composer/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 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 affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. Its beautiful pop music score portrays an honest, heartbreaking, often funny, exploration of love and it’s consequences on individual identity.