The Last Five Years

There are two sides to every love story


The Last Five Years
A young, talented up and coming novelist falls in love with a struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through songs using an intercutting time line device; all of her songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair while his songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their relationship.

94 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language, Sex).
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, On the art circuit

Showtimes

For the good times...
For the good times...

Credits

Cast
Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Tamara Mintz, Cassandra Inman
Director
Richard LaGravenese
ScreenplayRichard LaGravenese, from the musical play by Jason Robert Brown
MusicJason Robert Brown
CinematographySteven Meizler
EditingSabine Hoffman
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorIndependent
Made in2014
Produced byLucky Monkey Pictures, Sh-K-Boom Records, Grand Peaks Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreRomance, comedy, musical
LanguageMild, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone (sic)
Violenceone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuse
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for sexual material, brief strong language and a drug image
Runtime94
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
0
Sex
3
Language
3
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Stephanie Merry quote iconCouple on the brink must face the music.
10
Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconAltyd twee kante, menlikheid maak verhaal boeiend.
10
Cape Times
David Rooney quote iconMusical tale is sweet, but a tad dull.
10
Metacritic.com
28 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
84 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Last Five Years hits a few awkward notes in its transition from stage to screen, but its freshness and sincere charm -- and well-matched stars -- offer their own rewards.
12
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconMusical adaptation has charming stars; some racy stuff.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
17 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
4824 users
13
Internet
2751 Netizens quote iconInteresting concept, highly recommended
12

Average .. 59%

12

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