The Lovers

The Lovers

DVD - 2017
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Mary and Michael are a long married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. On the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.
Publisher: Toronto :, Mongrel Media,, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD LOV
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.),sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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firefly5
Apr 16, 2021

BORING! It went back and forth and I wondered where the story was. Not worth the time spent with this.

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Byond
Jan 17, 2021

I cared about the outcome, would the marriage survive?
I'm going to take the title as a clue to what to make of this. Love makes the world go 'round; but what is it? For most, young love is the thing. After a honeymoon, love relationships can seem like work, and often unappreciated.
Some rack up an astounding number of honeymoons.
In 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' someone responds to someone asking if Holly is a phony. With obvious respect, as I recall, he answers, 'Yes, but she is a real phony'.
This is America. Making it is in the air; along with the notion you can fake it till you make it.
On that basis, some sympathy for this pair. They haven't gone all the way into 'The Realm of the Senses'.

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oPod
May 27, 2020

Interesting concept for a middle aged love story of two that lost and found their spark again. The twists are worthwhile. It was funny-ish, but a little too slow of a pace for me. Maybe, the slow pace represents how couples lose their charm and attraction. They bore of each other and lose interest. Embrace the slow pace and feel what the characters feel...

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Biblitz
Jan 30, 2020

Just awful. Boring characters in boring circs - poorly drawn, poorly written. Nothing the actors could do. The teasers before the miserable film were promoting movies even worse. Ricky Gervais really got it right at the Oscars. Hollywood has truly gone to hell.

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tuckerclan
Mar 10, 2019

Some may think this movie is a little slow, but life doesn't wiz by like a Star Wars movie. No it's NOT action packed ..... it's the story of a long marriage and two lost souls. I found it refreshing to see a movie about REAL life.

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tronyfree
Feb 18, 2019

I wanted to see this movie because of Debra Winger, and yes she has aged but she can still act.Some of the reviews here point to how slow the pace is, or how selfish the characters are,or uninteresting. i almost gave up on it too, falling asleep, but when I woke up, the narrative had changed so I had to go back and find out why. It's a bait and switch and the tag line for the film says it all, " a love that can survive marriage " , so if you can make it through to the end, you may find some redeeming qualities in the characters after all. Love is complicated.

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empbee
Jun 21, 2018

Boring.

How is it somebody writes boring crap like this? How is it somebody wants to direct boring crap like this? In this case, they are one and the same. Worst of all, why does somebody commit money to pay people to actually make a boring crap movie like this? This movie would have been better titles as "The Losers" or "The Most Boring People You Never Want To Know" ... you've been warned. It's even worse than "The Snowman"...

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uncommonreader
Jan 11, 2018

A film with no redeeming qualities. Even the soundtrack was bad.

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nordicleather
Jan 04, 2018

"The Lovers" is a movie I would have liked to like better. It had some redeeming qualities. It was too slow with too much dead space or filler. Three stars are generous for this movie.

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jimg2000
Nov 20, 2017

Ending love song for any age "It Must be Love:"

I never thought I'd miss you
Half as much as I do
And I never thought I'd feel this way
The way I feel
About you
As soon as I wake up
Every night, every day
I know that it's you I need
To take the blues away
It must be love, love, love,
It must be love, love, love,
Nothing more, nothing less
Love is the best
How can it be that we can
Say so much without words?
Bless you and bless me
Bless the bees
And the birds
I've got to be near you
Every night, every day
I couldn't be happy
Any other way
It must be love, love, love,

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jimg2000
Nov 20, 2017

The cheating husband:
Please stop crying, Lucy. Please. Hey. I love you. Come on. I still... I have to get back to work, I'll get in trouble. You understand, right?
- Yeah.
Okay. Come on. I'll come to you right after work.
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The cheating wife:
You got to tell me that this is true, that this is it for real this time, because... You know, I can't take it otherwise, I really can't.
-Come on. It's true, I promise. I'm gonna tell him, promise.

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