Movie Reviews: '5 to 7'

By Jacob Fisher

5 to 7

Director: Victor Levin
Cast: Olivia Thirlby, Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Glenn Close, Frank Langella, Lambert Wilson

The story is simple. A writer (Anton Yelchin) is having trouble getting his writings into newspapers and books. Then one day he took a walk and he came across a beautiful woman (Bérénice Marlohe) who’s smoking outside. He walks up to her and started talking to her. Little did he know that his whole life was about to change.

He starts to get to know her and after a few weeks she tells him something that shocks him. She tells him that she’s marry with two kids. She wants him to be his FWB (Friends with Benefits) in a way. She tells him that her husband does the same thing. But they’re only allowed to meet between the hours of 5 and 7. He’s okay with it at first even with all the awkward shit that goes down with meeting the parents (Glenn Close and Frank Langella) and meeting her husband (Lambert Wilson) and her kids. Hell they even do a dinner together with the husband FWB (Olivia Thirlby) and with the wife FWB. Well he discover he’s falling in love with her but it just can’t be because the rules that are in place. Meanwhile, he’s finally getting lucky with his writings. The future is bright. Will he end up with the girl or will he just get the career he always wanted?

The acting from the cast is amazing. Anton Yelchin showed a range of emotions really well.  Bérénice Marlohe is a beauty to look at (she’s an ex Bond girl) and her chemistry with Yelchin was really fun to watch play out. Glenn Close and Frank Langella were really funny in the scenes they were in. I couldn’t stop laughing the first time his parents met her. Olivia Thirlby and Lambert Wilson were really underused. 

I related to this movie so much because I’m trying to become a writer and I been through some first love experience. It’s something that will stay with you forever even if you don’t want it to. After a first love you feel hopeless about the future and the future loves in your life. It’s like dreaming while you’re awake and then waking up to find that it was just a dream. And this movie capture it really well. I went into this movie without expecting much but I walked out loving it.

“In New York you’re never more than 20 feet from somebody you know. Or somebody you’re meant to know.”

RATING: 5 Out Of 5 Stars