Synopsis: Based on the musical, a struggling actress and her novelist lover each illustrate the struggle and deconstruction of their love affair.
Release Date: February 13, 2015
Thoughts: I have to admit that since its debut in 2001 I’ve struggled with warming to the small two-person off-Broadway musical being brought to the screen by director Richard LaGravenese (Beautiful Creatures). Not that the material isn’t good or the talent wasn’t there, I just found myself too removed from the proceedings to latch on to anything that truly moved me.
The first trailer for The Last 5 Years finally stirred something inside of me and I’m more interested than ever to re-discover this piece that quickly became a cult favorite for theaters big and small around the world. Borrowing ever so slightly from Pinter and telling it’s tale from the start and end of a relationship, all eyes will be on leads Anna Kendrick (about to score with Into the Woods, another popular musical adaptation come Christmastime) and Jeremy Jordan (Joyful Noise) to see just how sweet their three hanky musical romance will play out. Though it’s not based on a musical seen by millions, I think there’s a strong possibility this could be a sleeper success…