Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Now on Amazon Prime: The Lovers (2017)

The Lovers (2017) - Written and Directed by Azazel Jacobs; Starring Tracy Letts, Debra Winger, Aidan Gillen, Melora Walters.

By Kenny Howell

A married couple on the eve of their divorce start cheating on their lovers with each other in this slight, well-acted drama.

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts (Divorce) play Mary and Michael. Things have gone way down hill over the years, and both have already taken up with other lovers, played by Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Melora Walters (Indiscretion). But the idea of being apart for the first time in a long time reignites something in them. They then begin going behind their new partners back and are enjoying the best sex and passion they have had in years.

But there was a reason things fell apart in the process, and that hangs over Mary and Michael as they try to rekindle their relationship.

The movie belongs to veteran actors Winger and Letts, and succeeds even when it shouldn't because of them. The movie doesn't go many places, so a lot of it relies on them to give it a spark, and they more times than not do. It's a nice slice of life of a couple who only works in certain situations.

The Lovers is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

Rating: ***

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