The Last Five Years

A smart Off-Broadway adaptation

This is the sad but never maudlin story of the courtship, marriage, and dissolution of a loving relationship. He (Jeremy Jordan): A young novelist finding early success, tells it in chronological order. She (a shining Anna Kendrick): A singer/actress struggling with endless auditions and a stalled career, from finish to start.

Your enjoyment will hinge on your attitude toward entirely sung films, but the songs here, by Tony-winning lyricist and composer Jason Robert Brown, are intricate, varied, advance the plot, and well worth a look/listen. A smart Off-Broadway adaptation by Richard LaGravenese. (94 min)