Do you remember “Date Night” with Steve Carell and Tina Fey? I didn’t even do it until I saw “The Lovebirds” and tried to think of another movie that had also wasted the appeal of two famous comic book performers on an action-comedy that managed to be so frantic, he is lazy.
The opening of the movie:
Obviously there are other examples and it is possible that some of them are preferred to others. This, starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, starts off promisingly, not just because Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are the stars. The opening sequence shows their characters, Leilani and Jibran, in love with the type of editing that usually comes in the middle of a film like this. Then suddenly four years have passed, and I am about to break, having endured each other’s patience. Everything happens quickly enough to be interesting, to make you want to get to know this couple better.
The couple has a conflict between them:
Both halves of the couple are a little nerdy and a little neurotic, in a way they may be familiar with “Insecure” or “Silicon Valley” fans. They are fighting on Instagram and “The Amazing Race”, and they don’t seem to have any opinion on many of them.
Maybe it’s unfair. We both like crudités and we sing along with Katy Perry’s “Firework” when she arrives on the radio in a race car. It could be a good time – or maybe just the wrong time – to mention that Jibran and Leilani live in New Orleans, a city known for food and music. I’m a fan of raw vegetables and reluctant to talk about the feces of a celebrity, come on.
The movie includes murder, corruption, blackmail:
As if distracting from the sweetness of his main characters, “The Lovebirds” – directed by Michael Showalter from a screenplay by Aaron Abrams and Brendan Gall – creates half a tumultuous conspiracy involving murder, police corruption and a complex blackmail plan. in which photographs of intercourse acts are printed and sent in envelopes. Jibran and Leilani, a runaway police officer and assassin, end up at a party called “Eyes Wide Shut” with covered parties, group intercourse, and mumbo-jumbo spells.
The actors gave their best shots:
It seems more fun than it is – a comedy setting with everything but real laughter. Rae and Nanjiani are doing their best, but neither the dialogue nor the management is satisfactorily serving their talents. The level of jokes and jokes in “The Lovebirds” may indicate urgent work for flow, but this film was originally released in theaters by Paramount. Current conditions make the jump easier, but perhaps not so satisfying.