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The Lovers (2017)

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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.
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Winnipeg Free Press
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June 02, 2017

Jacobs may be pessimistic about marriage á la mode, but he retains some qualified optimism for his characters, with a bruised tenderness for the story's central quartet, all flawed and flailing but trying, somehow, to move forward.
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Ex-Press.com
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June 20, 2017

A random collection of observations about marriage, betrayal and whatever it is that allows couples to maintain a collegial interest in one another after everything else is gone.
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Toronto Star
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May 18, 2017

Jacobs has delivered a two-handed character study and, in this mission, he is handily assisted by his two powerful leads.
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SSG Syndicate
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June 01, 2017

A self-sabotaging, strangely superficial portrait of a philandering couple, weighing the pros and cons of trading spouses.
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Newsday
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May 18, 2017

Two fine performances anchor this half-funny, half-brutal story of a midlife marriage in crisis.
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Film Inquiry
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June 26, 2017

Jacobs has upended the classic rom-com template and delivered a film about the emotional distance between two people who still feel some fondness for one another in absentia.
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Globe and Mail
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May 19, 2017

A delicate, deadpan comic fable, as if someone gave Boccaccio a camera and an indie film budget.
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Saporta Report (Atlanta)
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June 15, 2017

"The Lovers" is the sort of respectable flop that has you asking yourself over and over, why isn't this working?
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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May 18, 2017

It's the kind of thinking person's relationship comedy that you don't exactly laugh at but admire for its brutal honesty.
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Seven Days
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June 02, 2017

It takes a juicy premise and two fine actors -- including the too-scarce, always-welcome Debra Winger -- and fails to do much with them.
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Detroit News
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May 19, 2017

"The Lovers" keeps folding, changing and evolving, but stays to its central theme, exploring two uncomfortably real characters who can't get out of the way of each other or themselves.
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San Diego Reader
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May 18, 2017

It's tempting to read this as a younger generation's condemnation of its parents' me-first indulgence, and an affirmation of familial unity by an unblinking, accusatory - but not histrionic - look at its opposite.
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