The Lovebirds

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The Lovebirds does give great chemistry between Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, but it is all wasted with a very cliched story and not funny dialogue!!!

Real Rating: 3 Plague Masks

What I Like:

-The chemistry between Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae were great, the way they acted and compose themselves, it was actually watching a real couple, it gives great representation that the two leads is a Middle Eastern guy, and a black woman, and just for that, it is groundbreaking for diversity in films

The So So:

-Even though the chemistry was there to make great dramatic dialogue, as a comedy, the jokes were definitely a lot of misses, I barely laughed in the whole movie, and their funniest moments were already in the trailers, it almost would’ve been better if this was a drama than a comedy

What I Didn’t Like:

-The story was all way, way too familiar, the way this story was executed was way too cliched on all aspects on rom-coms and even buddy films, especially when escaping from police for a crime they didn’t commit, because of that, everything just straight up falls flat after the development


This film is groundbreaking with a diverse cast and great chemistry between Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. They did their best with what they got for their roles. I do give major credit for that. If it wasn’t for that, this film would’ve had a lower rating by me, because it was way too cliched and for the most part, not funny. All in all, it was a wasted opportunity, and that is a big shame!!!

Real Rating: 3 Plague Masks