The Lovebirds (2020)

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Little's Issa Rae joins Kumail Nanjiani, who reteams with The Big Sick director Michael Showalter, in this romantic comedy meets... More

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The Lovebirds (2020) | Ratings & Reviews

"Funny and fresh for all the right reasons... with a tightly structured script and Nanjiani's and Rae's raucous yet down-to-earth performances, The Lovebirds makes for a delightful and unexpected ride."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani generate big laughs and a sense of genuine connection as a New Orleans couple on the skids who find out what they really mean to each other when psychos try to kill them. The knockabout result is inspired lunacy."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Their characters may have their differences, but Nanjiani and Rae are a match made in heaven."


"Rae and Nanjiani do their best, but neither the dialogue nor the direction serves their talents adequately."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"The plot is insubstantial in the extreme, but Rae and Nanjiani are so cool, and their loose, free-flowing improv so winning, that you probably won't care."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"The truth is that “The Lovebirds” makes all too much sense on Netflix. Michael Showalter’s follow-up to “The Big Sick” is as flat and algorithmic as his last rom-com was poignant and alive."


"“The Lovebirds” quickly descends into the kind of synthetically plotted, harmless-at-its-core caper that may remind you of a ramshackle Hollywood action comedy like “Date Night.”"


"ae, a fun-loving everywoman, is best-known for creating and starring in the terrific HBO series “Insecure,” while the awkwardly observational Nanjiani co-wrote and starred in the Oscar-nominated “The Big Sick.” Both of ’em are swell, but in “The Lovebirds” the actors are, to borrow a popular new phrase, alone together."

New York PostNew York Post

"Nanijani and Rae work well together, although “chemistry” is perhaps a stretch: there was more of a genuine romantic spark between Nanijani and his erstwhile co-star Zoe Kazan in his 2017 film The Big Sick..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

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