The Lovers

The Lovers

Blu-ray Disc - 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]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: FIC Lover
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (94 min.) sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,Blu-Ray,region A,rda
Audience: This film has been rated 'Restricted' by the Ontario Film Review Board. Borrowers must be 18 years old or older


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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.

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.

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.

Jun 21, 2018


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"...

Jan 11, 2018

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

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.

Dec 29, 2017

The Lovers
Well. I just didn’t like it that much. I didn’t like Tracy Letts (Michael). I thought he was a self absorbed middle aged man, not good looking or interesting, playing for a younger paramour. And Debra Winger (Mary) seemed like she was bored w/Michael, which makes sense to me. Family, fidelity and trying to imagine the future differently than the trajectory they were on. I thought their son, Tyler Ross, was a self inflicted nuisance, uncaring, and unsympathetic dweeb.

Dec 12, 2017

I wanted to like this movie as I have loved Debra Winger for years, but I get tired of films that make sexual passion the most important feature in lives and relationships. Meanwhile children and friends are left in the dysfunction and sexual dust. Cannot recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Dec 10, 2017

The world is not only made up of 20-something hipsters. I'd like to acknowledge this movie for recognizing this fact. Most of us are older than that. We have boring jobs in cubicles and our marriages may have become stale. This movie explores the life of a married couple well above 50. They are each having extramarital affairs. They are cordial to each other at home, but the passion is gone from their marriage. Or is it? They manage to rediscover each other, but is it too late? Their son comes home for the weekend and sees only hypocrisy. Is he right? Debra Winger is brilliant as the wife and is definitely the sympathetic character here. Tracy Letts as the husband is less sympathetic as his lies know no bounds.

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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,

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.
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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