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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Drama | Romance


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Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield were cast over a Skype call. See more »


Melanie Clark: Can you just hold me, please? You don't understand. I just need you to hold me.
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A character study in which you hate all the characters.
18 August 2015 | by uncle-paulieSee all my reviews

While it starts off, relatively cheerful and upbeat, the protagonists (Taissa Farminga and Ben Rosenfield), play a young couple in college who have supposedly been together for 6 years. There relationship is whimsical at best, fleetingly showing any signs of chemistry or real passion towards one another.

While yes, this is an indie picture, the timing and plot are unerringly slow and nonsensical.

The supporting cast, are awful. Not helped by your immediate disdain for their characters, while Farminga's college friends play a highly stereotypical 'white girl wasted' college students, they do not grate as much as Rosenfields, 'hipster', work colleagues. In what world, would any self-respecting, reasonable audience member watching this film believe that firstly, they resemble anything similar to a real person, let alone this aloof, "bring us another beer" cool, music, hipster adults.

While, the main protagonists are certainly in appearance alone OK for this film, they're acting is not. Farminga spends the whole film either crying, or touching her hair. I would love to know how many times she literally ran her hands through her hair in this film, but that would mean I would have to watch the film once more.

Overall, I would definitely give this film a miss, the fact that Netflix spent £1m, buying the rights to this film, show's only that they are too successful.

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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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