The Last Five Years


Action / Comedy / Drama / Musical / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 59%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 7527


Uploaded By: OTTO
Downloaded 196,733 times
April 29, 2015 at 01:57 PM


Anna Kendrick as Cathy Hiatt
Jeremy Jordan as Jamie Wellerstein
Natalie Knepp as Alise Michaels
Marceline Hugot as Mrs. Whitfield
720p 1080p
752.87 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 34 min
P/S 7 / 34
1.44 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 34 min
P/S 2 / 17

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dangerous penguin 6 / 10

I was surprised how much I liked this film

I am going to be honest in general avoid films that are 95% singing .At all costs. I started watching the last five years without the knowledge it was mostly singing and almost turned it off when Anna Kendrick started singing the opening song. and I am glad I didn't turn it off. although the film had its flaws I did enjoy watching it. I think the time jumps were done in a clever way which kept me guessing at what point in the relationship they were which I liked. I didn't love all the songs but I think I liked a good 70% of them which isn't a bad percentage considering I only liked 60% of the songs in Les miserables.

but as with all film that are mostly sung there is an element of repetitiveness. With musicals which have little dialogue I can always feel the runtime of the film because I am just waiting for the next song because I want the film to move forward with the story and I don't always want to the characters inner monologue and feelings all of the time but because of the musical nature of the film they sing a lot about how they feel. Sometimes it's a strength of this type of film but other times I just want to say I get it your happy or sad please move onto the next song.

overall I enjoyed the film.

Reviewed by Sal D'Souza 8 / 10

Interesting concept, highly recommended

Full disclosure: I didn't see the play the play before I saw this movie at the Toronto Film Festival. However, there were MANY fans of the play in the audience, and judging from the reaction and the questions and comments directed to director John LaGravenese and Jeremy Jordan (!!!) who came out after the film finished, they really enjoyed. I also looked up about the play and watched several videos of a few different versions of the play. Also for those who do really love the play and are unsure about how this movie is going to turn out, know 2 things in advance: 1) For the most part, Cathy and Jamie sing with the each other, and we are shown the opposite character's expressions and reactions. I think this was a good decision, and I think it worked out really well 2) LaGravenese stated that the movie is based (essentially copied from) the off-Broadway revival directed by writer James Robert Brown. So there are some changes from the previous off-Broadway production with Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott However, all in all, I really enjoyed this movie. Both Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan are wonderful as Cathy and Jamie. Their story was easy to relate to and sympathetic. I also found the concept of the opposing timelines very interesting, and although it's a bit hard to explain to someone who doesn't know it, I never felt lost or confused with the timelines. I felt, however, with Cathy starting the movie with song "Still Hurting", it made me side with her slightly more than I did with Jamie. But I liked the majority of the songs, although there were a few that slowed the pace too much, like "Part of That". My favorite performance was "Goodbye Until Tomorrow/I Could Never Rescue You"- I particularly liked the staging of it. If you enjoy an intriguing story being told through song with an interesting concept,I highly recommend The Last Five Years.

Reviewed by jasobres 9 / 10

Better sung than visualized

I became a fan of L5Y when I saw a regional production in the Berkshires. I instantly fell in love with the songs and the concept. Since then, I have also seen the recent off-Broadway production directed by Jason Robert Brown himself and have listened to the original cast album non-stop. When I heard they were making a movie of this, I was skeptical, because in the show, neither Jaimie nor Cathy ever share scenes together save for one wedding scene in the middle. I was further skeptical when I heard that they were going to have them in every scene together.

Well, I saw the film on demand last night and I have to say, first let's speak about the music. The reason I loved the music so much was because it had such small orchestrations and no drums. I was afraid that adding drums, more strings, and more electric guitar would take away the chamber feel of the sound, but on the contrary, it actually enhanced it. Second of all, they chose two great singers who were able to sing most of the score live, and I have to give props to Anna Kendrick, who is probably the best Cathy I have seen and heard. Also, props for not cutting a single musical number, and they didn't have to because the show was an hour and a half to begin with.

Now for everything else. The new dialog between the songs hardly added anything to the film. I'm mainly concerned with Cathy's dialog during the Shmuel Song. Also, in the play, every song Cathy sang took place when she was going backwards, but a few parts of her songs, mainly "When You Come Home..." and the final part of "Climbing Uphill", seemed to take place in chronological order. Also, that whole fantasy sequence in Shiksa Goddess with all of Jaimie's Jewish girlfriends was way too unnecessary, as was that brief dance scene during "Moving Too Fast".

Other than those things, I thought it was very well done.

Read more IMDb reviews


Be the first to leave a comment