A couple on the brink of breaking up (Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae) are wrongly accused of murder. To clear their names, the two go on a hilarious and wild adventure around New Orleans to solve the mystery.
In lieu of COVID-19, The Lovebirds made the decision to stream on Netflix instead of wait for the theaters to reopen. And to be honest, it was a smart decision.
The film itself is exactly what you’d expect from the trailer. It’s ridiculous. It’s absurd. It’s pure dumb fun with a weak, predictable script that is trying to be sleeper success, Game Night.
But it’s the highly entertaining, crazy comedy that is perfect for a Netflix night in. It’s a 90 minute break from reality with some good laughs.
The Lovebirds wouldn’t work at all if it wasn’t for the comedic pairing of Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani.
The two have fantastic chemistry, natural charm and sharp delivery. I could watch the two banter and bicker back and forth for ages.
If anything The Lovebirds helps establish them both as strong comedic leads for the big screen. It’s awesome to see a diverse couple as leads and I’d love to see them pair up again, just maybe with a better script.
But at the end of the day, we’re all stuck at home and looking for something to get our minds off of a pandemic. The Lovebirds is definitely not the best or even great, but it’s a distraction. And I welcome any laughter these days.
Final Thoughts: The Lovebirds is nothing revolutionary or even smart but, it is the kooky comedic fun that’s perfect for a night in.