A marriage between a middle aged couple is on it's way out the door, with both partners secretly seeing other people. After a long period of dry days, however, a spark seems to find it's way back as the relationship reaches it's end. And although the title of husband and wife no longer remains, their love continues to hold longevity.
Like most A24 films, 'The Lovers' is a great example of good film making and successfully dodges any potential cliches. It was surprising to see how much the film was dependent on the score, which is something that we don't see often in movies today. The music, composed by Mandy Hoffman, added elements of comedy, romance, anger, happiness, and even confusion. With a simple cast of Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aiden Gillen, Melora Walters, Tyler Ross, and Jessica Sula, we really get to learn about the characters without any other distractions. Combine the direction of Azazel Jacobs, a brilliant score by Mandy Hoffman, and great performances by the cast, and you have yourself a romantic comedy that should most definitely be on your list of movies to watch.
'The Lovers' is in theaters now. Watch the trailer here: