Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan star in the new musical ‘The Last Five Years,’ set to release in theaters in 2015. The film comes from the Tony award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown, and the story centers around a love affair and marriage, with the relationships all taking place over a five year period.
In the film Jamie Wellerstein is described as a “young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress”. Audiences will learn their story throughout the film, almost completely through songs in the film, which utilizes an “intercutting timeline device” according to the studio.
All of Cathy’s songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time, eventually leading to the beginning of their love affair. In contrast, Jamie’s songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. “Its beautiful pop-music score portrays an honest, heartbreaking, often funny, exploration of love and it’s consequences on individual identity,” according to Icon Film.