6 Years is a 2015 American romantic drama film, written and directed by Hannah Fidell, and starring Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield, Lindsay Burdge, Joshua Leonard, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Peter Vack, Jennifer Lafleur, and Molly McMichael. Filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass served as executive producers under their Duplass Brothers Productions banner. The story follows college students Melanie Clark and Dan Mercer as their 6-year romance is put to the test when events spin them down a volatile and violent path.
The film had its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 14, 2015. It then had its European premiere at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival on June 13, 2015. 6 Years was released on video on demand platforms on August 18, 2015 by The Orchard, and was made available worldwide on Netflix on September 8, 2015.
A young madly in love couple, Melanie Clark (Taissa Farmiga) and Dan Mercer (Ben Rosenfield), experience joyful moments in their relationship, including having passionate sex. After a house party one night, Mel drives to Dan's house drunk. Berating her for being reckless, Dan requests that she stay the night. Mel reacts angrily and pushes him into a dresser, causing Dan to sustain a head wound. At the emergency room, Dan lies about how he got the injury, covering for Mel.