DVD Review: The Last Five Years
On my fucking birthday?
Cathy (Anna Kendrick) and Jamie (Jeremy Jordan) have been in a relationship for you guested it, the last five years. This musical follows this couple at different points in the relationship. Cathy's songs start at the end of it, while Jamie's are at the beginning.
This is based on an (apparently) popular Broadway show that I had never seen nor heard of until this film went in production. I guess I'm not theater geek enough, but I can see why people like this. It feels different from most musicals, and I can always appreciate it when the word "fuck" is dropped in a song.
I liked how the film was styled, and the costumes were gorgeous. Seriously, just give me all of Cathy's wardrobe. Kendrick and Jordan have excellent voices, though sometimes I don't think their faces are matching up to the emotions in their singing voices. I'm not sure how Jamie has fans either, he was kind of a douche. Cathy isn't the best character either, she seems so content on a man just coming in to "save" her at the beginning instead of focusing on her goals, but she ultimately gets the short end of the stick.
Maybe that's the point. These characters are not perfect, but I still couldn't help overwhelmingly siding with Cathy throughout.
Memorable Quote: "Are you really touching my dress right now?" - Cathy (Anna Kendrick)