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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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Complete credited cast:
... Mary
... Michael
... Robert
... Lucy
... Joel
... Erin
... Susan
Barry Eisen ... Michael's Co-Worker
Wayne Alon Scott ... Butcher
... Dance Receptionist (as Vanessa Christelle)
Jeff Cairns ... Bar Guitarist
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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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A love so strong it can survive marriage

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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5 May 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

die Liebenden  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$66,286, 5 May 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,194,521, 14 July 2017
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Although playing characters of the same age, Debra Winger is actually over ten years older than co-star Tracy Letts. Winger was born in May of 1955 while Letts was born during July of 1965. See more »

Quotes

Erin: So, when you met Mary, you were a musician?
Michael: A long, long time ago.
Erin: Oh.
Michael: I sold her a bill of goods.
Erin: Well, we all change.
Michael: Yeah. It's too bad.
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I'm Doing What My Heart Says Do
Written & Performed by Georgia White
Courtesy of Doument Records
By Arrangement with Seven Seas Music
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Funny and unexpected
23 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

The premise of this film surely does it no favors. It sounds very much like a standard type of narrative when it's actually not. The way the film progresses in unexpected ways and it never feels forced or contrived. The performances are a testament to how natural it feels, but the screenplay is quite strong as well. Tracy Letts and Debra Winger are both very resonant and vulnerable when they need to be and they hit the various notes of the film in a pitch perfect way throughout. Someone else might have made this a complete melodrama and overblown but the film is anything but. This is highly recommended.


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