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The Lovers (2015)



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Great Barrier Reef, 2010. After a dangerous dive to save his wife while exploring an 18th century merchant ship wreckage, Jay Fennel, a rugged and attractive marine archaeologist lies brain dead in a Boston hospital. Jay's dream-like coma takes us back in time to Pune, India in 1778. The Brits are invading the palaces and a young British captain named James Stewart (who bears a striking resemblance to Jay) is about to embark on a dangerous mission. Along the way he encounters murder, deceit, betrayal and revenge. He falls deeply in love with an Indian She-warrior named Tulaja- an impossible love which he must fight for.Only the power of a ring can transcend time and save a life. -- (C) Official Site

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Josh Hartnett
as James Stewart/Jay Fennel
Bipasha Basu
as Tulaja Naik
Tamsin Egerton
as Laura Fennel
James MacKay
as Charles
Aegina DeVas
as Jamnabai
Bille Brown
as Egerton
Yateen Karyekar
as Mudhoji Killedar
Shane Briant
as Governor Hornby
Joel Pierce
as Hartley
Ramesh Deo
as Innkeeper
Vidya Namjoshi
as Innkeeper's Wife
Gandhi MacIntyre
as Old Vizier
Emmy Pond
as 5 Year Old Daughter
Richard Clothier
as Dr. Nutting
Andre Fisher
as Jamnabai's Page Boy
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Critic Reviews for The Lovers

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

As one of the film's many forgettable characters so eloquently puts it, "This stinks worse than an oyster's fart."

Full Review… | March 17, 2015
Time Out
Top Critic

There's a veil of artifice clinging to every aspect of "The Lovers," a thoroughly unconvincing time-traveling epic costume drama pairing a miscast Josh Hartnett and Bollywood beauty Bipasha Basu.

Full Review… | March 12, 2015
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Suckers for romance likely won't complain, but this Josh Hartnett time-travel epic is nuts.

Full Review… | March 12, 2015
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Time may bring good things to light, but the 2010 copyright suggests that delays have worked no such wonders for this film.

Full Review… | March 12, 2015
New York Times
Top Critic

It's so deadly and unintentionally funny (I hope) that it practically defies description. Mr. Joffé should go back to film school as soon as possible.

Full Review… | March 11, 2015
New York Observer
Top Critic

It's hard to root for love to bloom between a stock Strong Female Character and the nicest man in history.

Full Review… | March 10, 2015
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Lovers


The Lovers offers a new idea that could've been great if not for the lack of coherence between the two timelines the movie takes place in. There's not much that holds it together other than the lead actor. But it's still a charming romance and adventure nonetheless.

Farah Rizq
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