The Lovers Reviews

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September 24, 2020
Technical skill can only take a film so far if it doesn't have any particularly deep thoughts to back it up, and that's The Lovers in a nutshell.
May 7, 2020
The Lovers uses familiar relationships and situations to show us something we may never have noticed about human behavior and the way we love each other. It's an extraordinary piece of filmmaking.
February 27, 2020
It serves as tender comedic fodder that proves the greater biting point the film makes about infidelity and monogamy. The film eviscerates the Hollywood sheen of middle-aged marrieds...
January 15, 2020
Is it a comedy? Then it needs to be funnier. Is it a relationship drama? Then I need to actually care about the characters. Is it that elusive animal, the successful dramedy? Then it needs to be both funnier and more poignant.
October 9, 2019
The Lovers finds notes of the sublime in the dueling performances of Winger and Letts.
September 11, 2019
It's worth seeing [Debra] Winger and [Tracey] Letts perform in this well crafted script. The way they move around each other in a kind of dance is fun to watch.
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.
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 26, 2017
The Lovers sustains a poignant tone that makes me choke up every time I watch it.
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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