Aug 062017
 

The Lovers isn’t great, a bit uneven at times and not entirely impactful in its drama, but I did enjoy seeing Debra Winger in a lead role and the chemistry between her and Tracy Letts is well done.

 

 

The Lovers
(2017)

Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Lionsgate | R – 94 min. – $24.99 | August 1, 2017

Date Published: 08/06/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Azazel Jacobs
Writer(s): Azazel Jacobs (written by)
Cast: Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aidan Gillen, Melora Walters, Tyler Ross, Jessica Sula
DISC INFO:
Features: Commentary, Featurettes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 22.5 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SUMMARY


Mary (DEBRA WINGER) and Michael (TRACY LETTS) are a long-married, dispassionate wife and husband on the verge of calling it quits, but a spark unexpectedly reignites, sweeping Mary and Michael into an impulsive and surprising “new” romance.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.5/5


This release comes with a matted slip cover and inside is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy. The disc includes an Audio Commentary with writer/director Azazel Jacobs and a couple featurettes: The Music of Romance: Scoring The Lovers (13:51; HD) which is an interview with composer Mandy Hoffman and A Complicated Passion: Making The Lovers (19:23; HD) looking at the history behind the project.

Trailers3 Generations, Dean, Moonlight, The Sense of an Ending

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


The Lovers comes on Blu-ray through Lionsgate and is presented with a 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture isn’t anything spectacular but more or less on par with any new movie. Colors are on the innate side of things and skin tones do appear natural in appearance while detail is sharp and nicely defined throughout.

AUDIO – 3.75/5


The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, as with the picture, is ordinary but effective. There’s really not much depth to judge outside of your standard, run-of-the-mill score, yet dialogue levels do sound crisp and clean coming via the center speaker. But as I said, given this is a romantic-drama, your sound system isn’t going to get much of a workout.

 


OVERALL – 2.5/5


Overall, The Lovers isn’t great, a bit uneven at times and not entirely impactful in its drama, but I did enjoy seeing Debra Winger in a lead role and the chemistry between her and Tracy Letts is well done, not to mention Aidan Gillen has some decent scenes. This Blu-ray released by Lionsgate includes some below average bonus features while the video and audio transfers were above average.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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