The Lovers Reviews

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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...
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.
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.
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
[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.
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.
December 13, 2017
Writer/director Azazel Jacobs leaves a lot for the audience to conjure, which isn't a bad thing.
December 12, 2017
A mordant comedy propelled by top performances from Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a married couple on the road to divorce until...
December 1, 2017
Some of today's middle-aged rom-coms (I call them,"mom-coms") are pretty good. Some are pretty bad. But, at this point, they're all pretty predictable. The Lovers is anything but.
November 26, 2017
The Lovers gives us a new approach to marital themes in a way that is sure to resonate with audiences.
November 7, 2017
The result is a funny film that satirizes the nonsense of its characters... [Full review in Spanish]
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