3.5

MIFF: The Lovers

Romance Comedy Drama


 

A wife and her husband are making independent plans to leave their marriage and move in with their respective lovers.

A rom-com where the central romantic characters are over 50 years old is a rare treat, and this is a sophisticated comedy. It's the sense that the protagonists are a little world weary that creates a delectably dry and wry tone; the infidelity of the jaded wife and husband provide for an almost victim less set-up. A lot of the charm of "The Lovers" is in its originality, and any apparent faults are forgivable for the authentic humanity that's revealed. Love to love.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2017
Sony Pictures 97 mins