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The Lovebirds

Published May 23, 2020

The Lovebirds

Film info

  • Title The Lovebirds
  • Director Michael Showalter
  • Year 2020
  • Run time 1hr 26m
  • Genres Romance, Action, Comedy
  • Tagline All they wanted was a quiet night out

When a couple in the fast lane to splitsville accidentally careens into a murder, they take off on a wild race to find the killer and clear their names.

Live blog

TimeComment
3:46I can’t decide on restaurants either.
5:29“You make documentaries. Those are just reality shows that no one watches.”
11:17It is interesting to think about the people whose cars get taken in the movies.
15:46“Two alcohols please.”
19:56Bad Boys reference!
23:32“We should not have come here.” “You say that any time we come somewhere with people.”
30:53I like them not being able to understand each other. 1-2-3-what?
33:42She’s got that spot on. Not miserable. Comfortable.
39:04She walking barefoot on glass though.
45:58“Until yesterday, I had seen zero people get murdered.”
53:48People asking for clothes is weird, though, right? She didn’t seem surprised enough.
54:59She’s on to her third hairstyle of the night.
58:58It’s so creepy.
1:03:39Clever trick, the mask thing.
1:06:56Cute, the police passing judgement on their relationship.
1:10:10“Is there a comment card?”
1:18:30He hit him with a Baywatch floatie!

Thoughts

Not sure about this one. It had to skip theatres and so Netflix snatched it up, we were keen to see it as part of the whole ‘early release’ thing. On the surface, it’s a good enough movie, but I really think it only stands up because of the fantastic chemistry between the two leads, and their great banter.

The actual plot feels derivative of quite a lot of other movies but very specifically Date Night - a bickering couple end up in a situation out of their depth and have to spend all night running around trying to sort it out, also having to touch base with the love triangle hacker guy who can help.

It was entertaining enough, but I don’t think I would recommend it onwards. Watch Date Night instead.

Rating: 3 / 5

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