The Lovebirds (review)

The Lovebirds (review)
The Lovebirds (review)
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When my Dirtwoman doc was playing at Movieland, the trailer for this film ran before every show. As often happens, the tease didn’t pay off.

Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani play a couple who are about to break up, when an accident turns into murder and sends them on the run. This basic plot has been done plenty…with better action and writing. While they’re both trying to bring the funny, the script doesn’t help. It lacks any originality and their predicaments aren’t especially fun or surprising. Michael Showalter directed Nanjiani’s hit The Big Sick (my review), but it was written by Nanjiani and his wife. Unfortunately, Nanjiani’s word processor wasn’t on this project and the trio of writers lacked any comic inspiration. The chemistry between the leads is decent, but it’s not sufficient to overcome their unfortunate situation (literally and figuratively).

 

1.5 out of 5 stars (1.5 / 5) Netflix link

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