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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

Writers:

Aaron Abrams (story by), Brendan Gall (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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

Paramount had originally planned to released the film theatrically on April 3, 2020, but decided to release it on Netflix due to the coronavirus pandemic and widespread theatre closings. 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

Moustache: Look, I'm sorry I have to kill you guys. You seem like a nice, though somewhat annoying couple.
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Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The New Normal (2020) See more »

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Written by Dillan Beau Bailard, Jahmed Carlisle, Darrian Elmus Hayes, Florian Eliseo Martinez, Donnell Stephens III, and Jeremy Alexander Uribe
Performed by BREGMA feat. Thunderous Knight, Jahmed and Flo
Courtesy of Room 21
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Right ingredients wrong quantities.
22 May 2020 | by o-59578See all my reviews

I think the movie was counting on the talent of the leads to make it a great movie and Kumail Nanjaini has some great jokes Issa Rae has some clever lines but there's a big part of the movie where I found myself frustrated at the decisions of the lead characters, the movie seemed motivated by the reality TV mould in the sense that they wanted to use irrational behavior of characters to create drama and a plot foundation,in the end it ends up very average while still watchable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lovebirds See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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