Leo Brady reviews “The Lovers” on AMovieGuy.com


It’s sad to think about how love can die. A bit of evidence that proves we’re all human is that our love for one another can be often shifting. It begins as a small bud of romance, growing to passion, a mutual kindness, often resilient, and sometimes dwindling when life gets in the way. In writer/director Azazel Jacobs film- The Lovers, we follow a middle-aged married couple- Mary (Debra Winger) and Michael (Tracy Letts), two people stuck in a different state of love, a stale, divided arrangement, while they are both engaged in extramarital affairs, and bonded together by sheer comfort. When the relationship is pushed to the brink, a spark rises from the ashes, in this delicate, honest, and surprisingly lovely, dark-comedy.


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