The Lovers (2017) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

89

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Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Azazel Jacobs
Stars: Debra Winger, Tracy Letts
Length: 97 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 12 out of 38 found boring (31.57%)

One-line Reviews (32)

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Funny and unexpected .

This is a slow, boring, depressing mess.

Nonetheless, the film is good fun, was enjoyable to watch once and I shall probably watch it again.

The movie is entertaining and well-made on all fronts.

It's the equation of son arriving on screen, elevates the self-mocked script into an unexpected territory that is straight out fired bullet.

" Alice MunroRare it is to see a romantic comedy about middle-aged couples whose marriage breakup is so realistically painful that I found myself fidgeting out of discomfort at the very-human acts.

Tracy Letts as her husband is bland - not much personality portrayed and frustrated with many aspects of his lover.

First it was excruciatingly slow, then it finished with a big dose of pretentiousness .

The LoversThe Lovers is a character driven romantic drama whose quirky perspective and the lens through which it views monogamy, is thoroughly entertaining.

The way the film progresses in unexpected ways and it never feels forced or contrived.

Now this last one, the pinnacle, poises him on the edge of greatness.

I expected better - but still enjoyable .

This movie starts out slow.

all I can say is, as predictable as it was given the foregoing plot, oi vey is mere.

Indie comedy is simplistic but entertaining.

That said, this is a solid and enjoyable independent film.

The characters were insipid, totally uninteresting, and not believable.

Her boring unattractive husband's lover is a ballet teacher.

The first half hour is excruciatingly slow, with hardly anything at all happening.

The couple actually seem quite compatible and happy and successful and care for each other and as mundane normal as film can make a person.

Boring .

Worse than a waste of time .

Enjoyable romantic comedy for adults .

This is easily the worst movie I have seen in years.

Really boring to the point of ff through much of it.

A visit by their college student son Joel (Tyler Ross) seems as if it will provide the catalyst for a split, but then the unexpected happens: Mary and Michael fall back in love...

It has the confusing French ending.

Slow paced and disappointing.

Too Contrived .

It's really hard to identify with these characters who have a great life, a great home in the LA suburbs, two good jobs, a great kid, and such empty lives.

The son was too intense and one dimensional.