Director Richard LaGravenese's adaptation of the off-Broadway musical follows the love affair and eventual marriage between novelist Jamie (Jeremy Jordan) and struggling actress Cathy (Anna Kendrick). The story is split into two different timelines, with Anna Kendrick's songs working backwards from the end of their marriage, while Jeremy Jordan's tunes go forward from the beginning of their relationship, as they both meet in the middle with the marriage proposal. Take a look at this new scene where Cathy reveals how perfect Jeremy is for her, through song.
The Last 5 Years is a musical chronicling a love affair and marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein (Jordan) is a young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt (Kendrick), a struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through song. All of Cathy's songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair, while Jamie's songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes.