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The Lovebirds (2020)

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A couple (Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery.

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Michael Showalter

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Aaron Abrams (story by), Brendan Gall (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Issa Rae ... Leilani
Kumail Nanjiani ... Jibran
Paul Sparks ... Moustache
Anna Camp ... Edie
Nicholas X. Parsons ... Bicycle (Tom)
Kyle Bornheimer ... Brett
Barry Rothbart ... Mr. Hipster
Catherine Cohen ... Mrs. Hipster
Andrene Ward-Hammond ... Detective Martin
Robert Larriviere ... Lyft Driver #1
Lisha Wheeler ... Diner Waitress
Shannon Nicole ... Lyft Driver #2
Moses Storm ... Steve
Nelson Cepeda ... Interrogation Room Officer (as Nelson Rafael Cepeda)
Casey Hendershot ... Sacrarium Bouncer

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A couple (Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery. As their journey to clear their names takes them from one extreme - and hilarious - circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night. Written by Paramount Pictures

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Rated R for sexual content, language throughout and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani starred for the first time together. See more »

Goofs

When sitting in the diner discussing what to do, Leilani and Jibran are served milkshakes which can be seen in front of them. As the camera goes back and forth during their conversation, Leilani's milkshake turns into a plate of french fries. Neither character ordered french fries. See more »

Quotes

Diner Waitress: What can I get for you guys?
Jibran: Do you have alcohol?
Leilani: Two, please.
Jibran: Two.
Diner Waitress: Two what?
Jibran: Two alcohols, please. Thank you so much.
Diner Waitress: We don't serve alcohol.
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References The Amazing Race (2001) See more »

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Rent
Written by Rogét Chahayed (as Roget Chahayed), Michael Fonseca, Bleu (as William McAuley), Ramiro Padilla, Blaqnmild (as Adam Pigott), Big Freedia (as Freddie Ross), and Soaky Siren (as Rosina Russell)
Performed by Big Freedia
Courtesy of Asylum Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Much funnier than I expected
22 May 2020 | by EggoreluckadmanSee all my reviews

I thought the trailer was kind of bad so I was pleasantly surprised by how funny the movie was. Gotta give credit to Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. I was a fan of Kumail from Silicon Valley and The Big Sick, but I had yet to see anything Issa Rae is in. Now I really want to watch Insecure. The film is also self aware, it's only around 90 minutes so it doesn't waste any time. Overall, solid comedy but I'm glad I watched it on Netflix rather than in a theater.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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