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6 Years (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 18 August 2015 (USA)
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A young couple, bound by a seemingly ideal love, begin to unravel as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and violent path and threaten the future they had always imagined.


Hannah Fidell


Hannah Fidell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Taissa Farmiga ... Melanie Clark
Ben Rosenfield ... Dan Mercer (as Benjamin Rosenfield)
Lindsay Burdge ... Amanda
Joshua Leonard ... Mark
Jennifer Lafleur ... Ms. Anders (as Jennifer LaFleur)
Peter Vack ... Will
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Joanne
Molly McMichael ... Jessica
Jason Newman Jason Newman ... Jason
Alysia Lucas ... Becca
Dillon Cavitt Dillon Cavitt ... Jared
Elizabeth Lestina ... Liz
Nichole Worrell Nichole Worrell ... Nurse
Corby Sullivan ... Arresting Police Officer
Scott Colquitt Scott Colquitt ... Police Officer


A romantic drama centering around unforeseen circumstances, 6 Years is a tale about Melanie (Taissa Farmiga) and Dan (Ben Rosenfield), a young couple in love whose relationship begins to fracture. Close friends since childhood, the pair's connection is tested when Dan receives an enviable job offer from a record company. Forced to choose between his love for Melanie and his dream job, Dan's decisions prove to affect the future of both young lovers irrevocably. 6 Years is written and directed by Hannah Fidell.

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The second feature film Hannah Fidell has written and directed. Her first was A Teacher (2013). See more »


Dan Mercer: I can't not see you every day. I can't not be with you.
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Acting of Farmiga and Rosenfield elevate and simplistic indie drama
14 September 2015 | by ArchonCinemaReviewsSee all my reviews

Hannah Fidell writes and directs her third feature film 6 Years, a film about the youngest love and what happens when it arrives at a pivotal crossroads.

We all know someone or have experienced that first love, it feels ideal and true, almost too much so, and 6 Years examines that relationship when the persons in the relationship begin to evolve.

6 Years could not be more indie in content if it tried. Okay, that's a bold faced lie, but it is very 'indie'. It has a mundane but appreciable quality in its grasp on real and un-exaggerated relationship dynamics. The events that transpire are unremarkable but contain weight and merit in their impact on the couple, Dan and Mel. Mundane is not necessarily bad, however those wishing to use cinema as a form of escapism should look elsewhere.

Both Hannah Fidell's writing and the performances of Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield make 6 Years incredibly engaging and honest. The characters are flawed, neither innocent as their relationship becomes increasingly volatile, and at times they can be purely irredeemable. Their emotions are pure and some more elder actors might learn a thing or two from these gifted talents.

Less experienced independent film watchers tend to have a problem with complex characters who exist rather than trying to win over the audience. Further, when it comes down to the plot and drama in the film, it is quite youthful in its simplicity. Twenty-somethings should be able to see themselves in the film and appreciate its sincere approach to love and relationships.

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Release Date:

18 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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