Reviews Of What Is In Theaters Now
THE LOVERS - Review
Release Date: May 5, 2017
Director: Azazel Jacobs
Stars: Tracy Letts, Debra Winger, Aidan Gillen, Melora Walters
Plot: As a married couple grows apart they are drawn to other people, but when their own relationship sparks again their other relationships get complicated
Clint Says: Don't even bother
This is a sad, terrible, depressing, boring, slow waste of time. There is nothing in this film that is redeeming, gratifying or even slightly pleasant. It also has one of the most untrue to real life moments I have ever seen in a movie. (If you are unlucky enough to see this, I'm talking about the scene where he is playing piano and the son walks out the door).
The lead characters do a fine job of portraying a couple growing apart, but that is about the only positive thing I can say about this movie.
The two characters that are the other man and other woman are complete jerks. It might have been compelling if the couple was in a going-nowhere relationship and they both found something way better, but in both cases they were settling for much worse. At that point I lost all ability to care about any of the people involved.
By the time the movie gets to the odd twist at the end I was so done I didn't care, and even looking back on it now the ending feels contrived and wrong. The only thing more boring than these people's lives is watching this movie about their lives.
I have no idea who the market is for this film, but if it makes more than $2 or 3 Million I'll be shocked.