Naomi and Ely have loved each other their whole lives, even though Ely isn't exactly into girls. The institution of a "No Kiss List" has prevented the two from rifts in the past, but bonds are tested when they both fall for the same guy.
Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.
A romantic drama centering around unforeseen circumstances, 6 Years is a tale about Melanie (Taissa Farmiga) and Dan (Ben Rosenfield), a young couple in love whose relationship begins to fracture. Close friends since childhood, the pair's connection is tested when Dan receives an enviable job offer from a record company. Forced to choose between his love for Melanie and his dream job, Dan's decisions prove to affect the future of both young lovers irrevocably. 6 Years is written and directed by Hannah Fidell.
I am bothered considerably to note how familiar I found this story. It's not the first film to portray a young romance filled with passion and volatility. But most lack the authenticity of 6 Years.
The characters are RAW. There is no hero here. Not since Blue Valentine have I seen characters expose such intimate flaws, while still maintaining empathy.
Credit for this should be awarded to the improv heavy style and insanely talented actors. Rosenfield is effortless perfection. His bargaining pleas were heartfelt and his retaliations so cold. Farmiga shone as both victim and aggressor. The grief and the rage and regret in her face felt far too real.
I think this movie will gain more favour with those who find it relate-able. Well worth the watch for me.
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