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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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All They Wanted Was a Quiet Night Out


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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

Jibran: I'm what they call a "bleeder" in the boxing biz. They actually said I could never be a professional boxer because of how much I bleed.
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Connections

References Katy Perry: Firework (2010) See more »

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Firework
Written by Ester Dean (as Esther Dean), Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (as Mikkel Eriksen), Tor Erik Hermansen (as Tor Hermansen), Katy Perry, and Sandy Vee (as Sandy Wilhelm)
Performed by Katy Perry
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Disappointing
22 May 2020 | by toboerSee all my reviews

Unfortunately the efforts of the cast are not enough to make up for a preposterous story and a bad script.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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