Reply to "since two minutes/years etc ago"

I would prefer to say:

1: It's been five years since I've seen that movie.

Guy, your example with such a short time span doesn't work for me.

2: I haven't seen Ali since two minutes ago.

To me, this sounds like

2a: What is wrong with Ali?  It's been almost two minutes since I've seen him!
2b: Ali, I asked you a question two seconds ago!  Why haven't you answered me yet?

These strike me as abnormal expectations of response times.  Instead, I would say:

2a': I saw Ali about two minutes ago.
2b': Relax, it's only been a couple of seconds since I asked the question.

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