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The Lovebirds (2020)

Action | Crime | Romance
Rayting:   6.1/10
Country: USA
Language: English

A couple (Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery.

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Fella_shibby 1 July 2020

An argumentative couple on the brink of ending their relationship, hits a cyclist with their car who doesn't get injured. Later they r approached by a cop who uses their car to pursue the same cyclist n rather than arresting the cyclist, the cop kills him with the couple's car. The couple flee the scene aft witnessing the murder. The husband wants them to turn themselves in, but the wife argues that their unbelievable story and racial profiling will ensure they are blamed for the crime. They try to pursue the matter n solve the mystery to clear their names. Well this may seem very similar to Date Night but this film has enuff funny moments, good pacing n lovely chemistry n acting. Coincidentally this is the second Kumail Nanjiani film aft Stuber I saw within a short period n both r very funny n light films to check out during this lockdown.

Blk_Ne190 22 May 2020

This film is very hit or miss. At times it can be really funny. For example one of the first scenes of the leads as a couple in their apartment is great. I think it really gets how couples are and how they argue about trivial things and they make it really funny.

But the film can get bogged down by the jokes that don't land and can kinda make you cringe slightly.

Issa Rea is great and probably my favourite part of the movie. Most of her lines land and don't get me wrong Kumail is really good to but some of his line do fall flat.

The plot is also kinda predictable and basic but it doesn't make it any less enjoyable.

I also noticed that Netflix basically did zero promotion for this movie which I found strange but Iv have kind of come to expect that from Netflix.

So it's an easy watch and you'll get a few laughs I'd say give it a watch

tilokaudaman 24 May 2020

The best thing about this film is the witty dialogue and the repore between the two leads. It reminded me a bit of the old Thin Man films. It's a pleasant escape from these dark times and offers some much needed laughter.

mouldypeach 28 May 2020

I was hopeful, going in to The Lovebirds, because I'd read reviews praising the chemistry and likeability of the leads. That they are likeable is true enough, and there are a couple of jokes in there somewhere too but the plot is weak and, for a short feature film, it dragged like hell. I thought it was about 25 minutes longer than it was. The best bits are when they couple are just talking about their problems. They could have made a modern Before Sunrise, but instead they made a bellow average murder mystery. Shame.

moosh2004 23 May 2020

The endless chatter between the leads is too much its like they had 40 minutes spare time in the script in order to make it a full movie so they just went on with unnecessary and forced dialogue

jsetherickson 25 May 2020

The best way to describe this would be two talented actors were give a plot that sounded good in theory but was utterly destroyed by a terrible script and veeeery poor editing.

iboxmediacenter 1 June 2020

A lot of Netflix original movies have sucked for a while now. This joins the gang. Boring and totally not funny. I hope such movies (and Netflix) are not ushering in an era of such low budget, quick turnaround movies without too much thought into the entire process of filmmaking

Phoenix-AK47 29 May 2020

Waste of time. not funny. not gripping. the story is simple.

Eggoreluckadman 22 May 2020

I thought the trailer was kind of bad so I was pleasantly surprised by how funny the movie was. Gotta give credit to Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. I was a fan of Kumail from Silicon Valley and The Big Sick, but I had yet to see anything Issa Rae is in. Now I really want to watch Insecure. The film is also self aware, it's only around 90 minutes so it doesn't waste any time. Overall, solid comedy but I'm glad I watched it on Netflix rather than in a theater.

chadmq 4 June 2020

We really wanted to enjoy this movie but it was annoying how unfunny and forced this was. Granted we only made it 30 mins in. So take it for what it is.

Doc_Blue 22 May 2020

This film has a solid critic score. But it has a poor audience score, both on RT and on here. If you read the reviews on RT, you'll notice that most of the positive ones come from critics who are recommending it solely because they like the leads. I think the two leads are both very talented, but I don't agree with the critics who are doing this. This is a bad film, whether you like the leads or not.

It has become rather common for critics to disregard significant flaws and still recommend a film essentially just because it promotes diversity or another form of political correctness, which I find to be pandering and problematic. This film was suppose to get a wide theatrical release and I'm glad major studios have begun picking up more films with diverse leads, but that isn't a good reason to recommend it if it isn't otherwise well-made. Those films still should be analyzed just like any other and the leads not being white shouldn't cause it to receive bonus points that ultimately nudge it positive, when the review would otherwise be ultimately negative.

I like the leads, but their presence wasn't enough to compensate for the fact that there's nothing else here. The murder mystery aspect and overall story felt very carelessly written (especially its conclusion), and there's nothing clever about the sequence of events that the characters go through. There also isn't much characterization. The film relies completely on the leads and them being funny, and although they're likable, it features scattered small laughs at best.

I'm usually not against films being shorter, but the beginning felt very rushed. The characters and their relationship could have used a lot more development before throwing them into the murder mystery. Ultimately clocking out at not even an hour and a half, the film abruptly ends with you feeling like nothing memorable ever happened.

I also really didn't appreciate the multiple times that characters were called rapists solely due to being in a fraternity. Not everyone in a frat is a rapist and films shouldn't make jokes that reinforce that assumption.

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