If you know me, then you know I’m slightly obsessed with the theatre, and I love going to musicals. There’s something about musicals that just make me happy – even if it’s a relatively sad musical like “Into the Woods” or “Les Misérables.” Sure, I’ll sob nonstop while watching it, but I’ll love watching every minute.
One of my favorite musicals of all time is actually a bittersweet musical that was just recently released as a movie – “The Last Five Years.” I’ve been ridiculously excited about this since I heard about the movie back in 2013, especially since the film stars both Jeremy Jordan (who I’ve had a major crush on since Newsies) and Anna Kendrick (who everybody has a crush on). Plus, the movie managed to fit in a bunch of “Last Five Years” alumni cameos. (Betsy Wolfe, who played Cathy in the 2013 revival, was the stripper roommate. Sherie Rene Scott was one of the judges at Cathy’s good audition. Jason Robert Brown was the pianist that hated Cathy at that one audition. And fun fact – Ashley Spencer, who’s actually Jordan’s wife, was the secretary in the bra.)
Anyway, if you’ve never heard of this musical or even of the movie version, here’s the trailer: