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The Lovers (2017)

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Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.

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Azazel Jacobs

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Azazel Jacobs
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Debra Winger ... Mary
Tracy Letts ... Michael
Aidan Gillen ... Robert
Melora Walters ... Lucy
Tyler Ross ... Joel
Jessica Sula ... Erin
Lesley Fera ... Susan
Barry Eisen Barry Eisen ... Michael's Co-Worker
Wayne Alon Scott ... Butcher
Vanessa Campbell ... Dance Receptionist (as Vanessa Christelle)
Jeff Cairns Jeff Cairns ... Bar Guitarist
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Storyline

Mary (Debra Winger) and Michael (Tracy Letts) are a married couple. They live together, but are estranged from one another. They are both having long-standing extramarital affairs-she with Robert (Aidan Gillen) and he with Lucy (Melora Walters). Their lovers have both emphatically demanded they break up the marriage and Mary and Michael have vowed that they will do so after a visit from their son, Joel (Tyler Ross), and his new girlfriend, Erin (Jessica Sula)..

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Taglines:

Marriage, estrangement, love again - all under the one roof. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Liebenden See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,286, 7 May 2017

Gross USA:

$2,194,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,216,083
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Company Credits

Production Co:

A24 See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although playing characters of the same age, Debra Winger is actually over ten years older than co-star Tracy Letts. Winger was born in May of 1955 while Letts was born during July of 1965. See more »

Quotes

Michael: Hey, let's do something.
Lucy: We're about to. First, I'm gonna do you and then, you're gonna do me.
Michael: No, let's do something we've never done before. Let's do something normal like go to the mall, or go see a movie. Something date-y. Then, we can do each other.
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Soundtracks

I'm Doing What My Heart Says Do
Written & Performed by Georgia White
Courtesy of Doument Records
By Arrangement with Seven Seas Music
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A film that people can relate to
10 September 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a married couple, who stopped loving each other. They respectively have affairs, and both plan to leave their spouse. They go through much soul searching when their son comes back home for a few days.

"The Lovers" is a story that people can relate to. What is particularly interesting is that they both have affairs, and both are pressurised by their lovers to leave their family. Their struggles are well portrayed, and it is not easy to make their decisions because deep down there is still a spark lurking somewhere. I liked watching "The Lovers", and the ending is particularly satisfying.


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