Parents' Guide to

The Lovers

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Mature drama about middle-aged couple; sex, cursing.

Movie R 2017 97 minutes
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This is a well-crafted, adult work about the high drama and sometimes forgotten passion of the middle aged. While lust and romance among the wrinkled may hold little interest for the teens this might be appropriate for, certain human truths are addressed in The Lovers that anyone could appreciate. Mandy Hoffman's lush soundtrack of orchestral waltzes sounds like scores written for 1950s melodramas, suggesting there's plenty of sweep and importance to the small romantic troubles of ordinary people. Teens may identify with the pain a son feels when his parents' marriage dissolves.

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