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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
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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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 »

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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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References MythBusters (2003) See more »

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Written and Performed by Herman Beeftink
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Ultimately just boring
28 May 2020 | by mouldypeachSee all my reviews

I was hopeful, going in to The Lovebirds, because I'd read reviews praising the chemistry and likeability of the leads. That they are likeable is true enough, and there are a couple of jokes in there somewhere too but the plot is weak and, for a short feature film, it dragged like hell. I thought it was about 25 minutes longer than it was. The best bits are when they couple are just talking about their problems. They could have made a modern Before Sunrise, but instead they made a bellow average murder mystery. Shame.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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