Dating is supposed to be one of those exciting times in aspiring lovers’ lives where they explore potential soulmates and have experiences of a lifetime. What happens when murder enters the picture?
Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani star in Netflix’s The Lovebirds in an 86-minute, rated R, soon-to-be classic that is perfect quarantine entertainment. Rae and Kumail, or Leilani and Jibran were having a very regular “night on the town” then an unforeseen accident sends them along a hilariously random, spontaneous series of unfortunate but fun-to-watch events. Netflix shares,
“On the brink of breaking up, the couple gets unintentionally embroiled in a bizarre murder mystery. As they get closer to clearing their names and solving the case, they need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.”
This date is either the best, worst or final adventure of the young lovers lives but it is without question the defining moment of their relationship. What main characters Leilani and Jibran experience could happen to anyone!
If you’ve never faced the threat of jail time, join Leilani and Jibran as they do. If you’ve never had to solve a murder mystery, watch so you know what not to do. If all of your dates were boring and regular, live vicariously through this risky date night. If you’ve never watched Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani in action doing what they do best – making people laugh in their unique ways – do yourself a favor and enjoy The Lovebirds.
Co-stars Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, Kyle Bornheimer, Moses Storm, Betsy Borrego and Kelly Murtagh join the fun as Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani take off on a wild race to find the killer and clear their names.
The romantic comedy is directed by Michael Showalter and written by Aaron Abrams and Brendan Gall. The Lovebirds was scheduled to debut at South by Southwest (SXSW) in March and was originally scheduled to enter theaters in April, but the COVID-19 pandemic altered release plans. You’ll have to watch in order to find out what happens, but The Lovebirds is worth the wait.
Tune in, #TheLovebirds debuts on Netflix on May 22