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The Lovers
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/10
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THE LOVERS

Directed by Azazel Jacobs
United States, 2017
Comedy

Synopsis

Mary and Michael are a long-married and completely dispassionate couple, both in the midst of serious affairs and increasingly committed to their new partners. On the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.

Synopsis

Mary and Michael are a long-married and completely dispassionate couple, both in the midst of serious affairs and increasingly committed to their new partners. On the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.

Our take

Guided by the clamorous riptides of love, Azazel Jacobs’s witty comedy stars Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a married couple on the edge of separation. Set against a classically-inflected score, this tortuous web of adulterous affairs and reconciliations probes the nuances of mature relationships.