The Lovers Reviews

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December 26, 2017
The Lovers sustains a poignant tone that makes me choke up every time I watch it.
September 8, 2017
I kept thinking that Letts' role might have been taken by John Lithgow, whom he somewhat resembles, but the differences in the way they two would have played the part is the key to the movie's success.
May 19, 2017
A delicate, deadpan comic fable, as if someone gave Boccaccio a camera and an indie film budget.
May 19, 2017
"The Lovers" keeps folding, changing and evolving, but stays to its central theme, exploring two uncomfortably real characters who can't get out of the way of each other or themselves.
May 18, 2017
Jacobs has delivered a two-handed character study and, in this mission, he is handily assisted by his two powerful leads.
May 18, 2017
Two fine performances anchor this half-funny, half-brutal story of a midlife marriage in crisis.
May 1, 2019
It is all delicious fun, as well as a clever and unexpected view inside a marriage, one that upends all sorts of assumptions.
December 30, 2018
This is a film that is unmistakably aware of the cumulative regret that comes with fantasizing about correcting past mistakes, and about the measures we take to complicate and distract ourselves from certain, oft-unbearable clinical truth.
November 3, 2018
Much like the worn-out marriage at its center, the film is so comfortable, it's hard to find its pulse.
September 25, 2018
Mature drama about middle-aged couple; sex, cursing.
August 30, 2018
A peaceful and rare romantic comedy from breakout writer/director Azazel Jacobs that perfectly balances the two words in its genre.
August 27, 2018
A touching, insightful, acerbic yet romantic comedy-drama.
August 23, 2018
Even while the setup of their story is unusual, the scenes from a marriage are realistic, and will probably hit home with anyone who has been married, however happily, for any length of time.
August 21, 2018
"The Lovers" deems to explore a dysfunctional and worn-down marital relationship, but at the same time it also tries to create a different kind of love story that doesn't work within the story's narrative.
August 21, 2018
[Director Azazel] Jacobs finds a sweet spot between indie angst and mainstream genre tropes, creating a messy vision of recycled romance that is often unclassifiable.
March 7, 2018
Mary and Michael are such entitled, self-absorbed boomers that they possess little appeal besides the sex variety.
January 31, 2018
Sometimes it's worth it to let two wonderful actors just do their thing, and on that level The Lovers truly delivers.
January 8, 2018
The Lovers is both a tragedy and a satirical comedy, with an absolutely provocative kicker.
December 26, 2017
Winger's performance is a gem, funny and heartbreaking at once, one to keep in mind for year-end honors.
December 19, 2017
The film's best asset is the inherent likability of the four lead actors, who give us just enough reason to keep watching.
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