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The Lovers

USA, 2017

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A married couple looking to get divorced finds themselves unexpectedly falling in love again.

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The Lovers Regie Azazel Jacobs
In an offhand way that summons the ghost of Jean Renoir, The Lovers embraces the wayward, messed-up humanness of its characters—an acceptance that extends, deliciously, through the supposed end of the story—and opts not to scold or punish. In that, it couldn’t be more out of touch with our times.
January 03, 2018
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It exudes generosity and a delight in filmmaking in every scene—watching it just makes me feel good. Perhaps the film’s modesty has kept it off year-end lists. The Lovers doesn’t appear to be more than a relaxed character comedy about bland middle-class people, and the banal settings (suburban townhomes and office buildings) add to its unassuming veneer. Yet the movie conjures a certain wonderment regardless, depicting the transformative power of romantic love with a fittingly romantic style.
December 15, 2017
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Letts and Winger are marvelous here: Both know how to express vulnerability without succumbing to self-pity or self-righteous victimhood. The Lovers is also bracingly forthright about sex—not just in terms of talking about it, but in showing it—and both Letts and Winger are wholly comfortable in their skin, even in the semi-buff.
May 08, 2017
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  • Jason's rating of the film The Lovers

    I, for one, am positively bowled over by the way in which the various primary elements of narrative filmmaking coalesce under Jacobs' wise-beyond-his-years management. Cinematography, editing, music, and direction are elegantly synchronized in THE LOVERS. And there is that killer screenplay. What especially distinguishes it, however, are the two superlative performances around which all else orbits. I mean, wow (!).

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film The Lovers

    Everything about The Lovers is decidedly low-key and muted: its performances, its colors, and the inherent sadness of the premise, until that finally hits at the end. Even at 94 minutes, its scattershot first hour, which is largely made up of interjected scenes with the married couple and their respective lovers, feels a bit long, and that somber final act would've worked better had it ended ten seconds sooner.

  • Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film The Lovers

    A great script that translates into a mostly awkward movie experience. Jacobs doesn't seem in control of his narrative or its players, which is a shame considering the amount of talent on screen. Still, The Lovers is an important dramatization of an important subject and it's often enlightening.

  • HenriqueA's rating of the film The Lovers

    It's exquisitely cast as a Jonathan Demme-type film, written as a somewhat Noah Baumbach-ish script, scored just like a Woody Allen movie and directed with the all the subtlety of someone like Neil Labute (who has none). All that to say that this could've been astounding and it is not (at all), but it does have something to say and it's worth watching. Somewhat.

  • OFF_FRAME's rating of the film The Lovers

    A thoroughly enjoyable martini-dry comedy with a fantastically repulsive, yet always compelling performance from Tracy Letts. The son was overplayed and the packing-up scene went on forever but the narrative twist was clever and truthful to the central premise. 3.5 stars

  • Dan's rating of the film The Lovers

    Jacobs happily bounces between his married couple's parallel dissatisfaction and sadness and for its first house it works. Then, there is a moment which startles as the film suggests that true intimacy can be more shocking than sex and then it ends with so cheap a wink at the audience that you want to punch it in the face.

  • A.B. II: The Return's rating of the film The Lovers

    This film is absolutely aggravating! For ninety-or-so minutes, you're stuck with a film that's too unfunny and self-serious to work as a comedy, and too shallow and unrealistic to work as a drama. That under-writing also leads to some very awkward performances by usually good actors. And then, you get to that ending, and you question if any of what you just saw even mattered. It's just about worthless.

  • gld48's rating of the film The Lovers

    Low key, earnest rom com - the lead performances are good but the script is too precious, the laughs are too few and the ending cliched.

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