WATCH: Anna Kendrick Sings About Love And Loss In The Last 5 Years Trailer
Anna Kendrick sings about love and loss in the official trailer for The Last 5 Years, which debuted on Monday. Kendrick stars alongside Jeremy Jordan in the film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical written by Jason Robert Brown.
The movie chronicles the courtship and marriage of a young couple over the course of five years and is told almost entirely through song. Jordan plays Jamie Wellerstein, an up-and-coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress portrayed by Kendrick. The story is told using an intercutting timeline device. Hiatt’s songs begin at the end of their marriage and move back in time, while Wellerstein’s songs start at the beginning of their courtship and move forward toward their relationship’s demise.
The clip opens with Kendrick singing the emotional ballad “Still Hurting.” She tearfully croons, “Jamie is over and Jamie is gone / Jamie’s decided it’s time to move on / Jamie has new dreams he’s building upon/And I’m still hurting.” We then move back in time to Jordan’s rendition of “Moving Too Fast.” The Last 5 Years debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in September and is slated for release in February. Check out the trailer below, and tell us what you think!