The Last Five Years (2014)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Musical


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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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  • Anna Kendrick in The Last Five Years (2014)
  • Anna Kendrick at an event for The Last Five Years (2014)
  • Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan in The Last Five Years (2014)

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8 July 2015 | Gordon-11
Beautiful to look at but weak plot
This film tells the story of an actress and her novelist husband, chronicling their encounter, marriage and divorce.

I didn't know "The Last Five Years" is a musical, so I was quite baffled by the initial scene of Anna Kendrick singing for a full five minutes. Then, I get to enjoy many beautiful songs and lovely scenery. Colours are lush, even the trees look very saturated with striking green. It's a beautiful film to watch, but I think there's little emphasis on the plot. There's very little build up of the plot, and the story does not flow to the following segment because every song is just so long. There's just not enough time to fit five years into ninety minutes, especially when every song is at least five minutes long.

On the whole, "The Last Five Years" is a nice film, but I will forget about it on a few months.

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