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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.

Director:

Azazel Jacobs

Writer:

Azazel Jacobs
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Complete credited cast:
Debra Winger ... Mary
Tracy Letts ... Michael
Aidan Gillen ... Robert
Melora Walters ... Lucy
Tyler Ross ... Joel
Jessica Sula ... Erin
Lesley Fera ... Susan
Barry Eisen Barry Eisen ... Michael's Co-Worker
Wayne Alon Scott ... Butcher
Vanessa Campbell ... Dance Receptionist (as Vanessa Christelle)
Jeff Cairns Jeff Cairns ... Bar Guitarist
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Storyline

Mary (Debra Winger) and Michael (Tracy Letts) are a married couple. They live together, but are estranged from one another. They are both having long-standing extramarital affairs-she with Robert (Aidan Gillen) and he with Lucy (Melora Walters). Their lovers have both emphatically demanded they break up the marriage and Mary and Michael have vowed that they will do so after a visit from their son, Joel (Tyler Ross), and his new girlfriend, Erin (Jessica Sula)..

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A love so strong it can survive marriage See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Michael: Hey, let's do something.
Lucy: We're about to. First, I'm gonna do you and then, you're gonna do me.
Michael: No, let's do something we've never done before. Let's do something normal like go to the mall, or go see a movie. Something date-y. Then, we can do each other.
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Soundtracks

Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed & Arranged by Dan Waldkirch
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Love and Marriage
21 May 2017 | by bmennenSee all my reviews

The only other review so far (by Bastille above) is on the money. He does a good job of describing the acting, script, etc. I would like to add another point, however: it also cleverly examines the issues of love, marriage, lust, and sex and how they are intertwined...or not.

Very creative.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lovers See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,286, 7 May 2017

Gross USA:

$2,194,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,216,083
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A24 See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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