THE LOVERS – Rated R – 1 hr. 34 mins.

The lovers

“A rather funny and unconventional look at relationships…and that dirty little word…MARRIAGE!”   Kathy Kaiser – Matinee Chat 

THE LOVERS – Rated R – 1 hr. 34 mins. 

Starring Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aidan Gillen and Melora Walters 

Writer and Director Azazel Jacobs allows us to venture into the lives of long married, and strictly just cohabitating couple Mary (Debra winger) and Michael (Tracy Letts), as they have found solace not in the arms of one another, but within the arms of their long-time lovers…

When their son announces he is returning home with his new girlfriend for a short visit, both Mary and Michael feel this is the perfect time to cast their marriage aside, and to live the lives they were destined to engross themselves in, many years ago…

As they prepare themselves to dismantle their relationship, having both known for years of one another’s infidelity ~ a casual encounter between them turns into an all out affair ~ as it seems that the spark they felt for one another many moons ago, hasn’t fully extinguished after all…

With this totally random shift in the cosmos, both Mary and Michael must decide what is best for their futures.  Shall they continue down the path of rekindling their love and commitment to one another, or shall they venture into uncharted waters with the other loves of their lives???

I give THE LOVERS a rating between MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN & WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON DVD: You have no idea how happy I was to see Debra Winger back on the big screen in this Indie romcom made for a more mature audience. She is just as funny and adorable as she was when I feel in love with her back in the 80’s. And it’s as if she hasn’t hardly ages at all!!! Surprisingly too with this film, Azazel Jacobs takes a rather unconventional take on marriage, affairs, and how these two characters seem to coexist within these dimensions of their lives, effortlessly. Letts is good too, playing the disheveled and inconsistent adulterer Michael.  And Gillen and Walters are both enjoyable to view as well, as they wait impatiently for Mary and Michael to finish their farce of a marriage, so they can move on with them, finally! So, if you love Winger like I do, and want to see her shine back on the big screen, then head out to a theater near you this weekend and catch THE LOVERS. But, if this review hasn’t sparked your interest one iota, then you might as well wait and catch this amusing little film when it hits on DVD a few weeks from now!

Kathy Kaiser

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