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The Last Five Years (2014)

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A struggling actress and her novelist lover each illustrate the struggle and deconstruction of their love affair.

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Jamie Wellerstein
Tamara Mintz ...
Danica Schwartz
Cassandra Inman ...
Erica Weiss
Kate Meltzer ...
Handelman Twin #1
Emma Meltzer ...
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Heather Greenblatt
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Annie Mincus
Alex Stebbins ...
Karen Pincus
Lily LaGravenese ...
Lisa Katz
Betina Joly ...
Stacy Rosen (as Bettina Joly)
Upa Inspace ...
Ellen Kaplan
Lisa Herring ...
Julie Silber
Nina Ordman ...
Janie Stein
Robert Immerman ...
Shapiro (as Bob Immerman)
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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There are two sides to every love story


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Rated PG-13 for sexual material, brief strong language and a drug image | See all certifications »

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18 February 2015 (Philippines)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$38,677 (USA) (20 February 2015)

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$137,945 (USA) (27 February 2015)
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Trivia

The receptionist at random house is played by Jeremy Jordan's wife, Ashley Spensor. See more »

Goofs

When Cathy is singing "Goodbye Until Tomorrow" we are to believe that it is 2008. The license plate of the car outside of her apartment is the current NY state gold and blue design, which wasn't put into effect until 2010. See more »

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[first lines]
Cathy Hiatt: [singing] Jamie is over and Jamie is gone. / Jamie's decided it's time to move on. / Jamie has new dreams he's building upon. / And I'm still hurting.
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Connections

References Les Misérables (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Still Hurting
Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Performed by Anna Kendrick
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Great fun for fans of the show
23 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know, the one negative review I read here was that Anna Kendrick was awful. I would like to end those rumors now and say that only in the first song does she kinda suck. Even then it was beautifully acted: just painful to listen to. The only other reason I had to dock a star is that if you don't already know the general premise (she tells it backwards, he tells it forwards), you're screwed. There isn't a more eloquent way to put that. Besides that, this movie is perfect. Miss Kendrick has a very sweet voice that she (usually) knows how to use well, and Jeremy Jordan has one of the most beautiful tenors in the universe. They are both amazing actors, and they let it show. Composer Jason Robert Brown has given us this artwork of a score with whip smart lyrics to match. They take these songs and do what they can't do on stage, mostly to a hilarious effect. As long as you only know to mute the TV during "Still Hurting" (maybe even put Sherie Rene Scott's version on instead?) and the general premise, you're in for a great show.


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