The Lovers is a mesmerizing film that finds buoyant comedy and touching gravity in the ashes of a relationship.
Mary and Michael are a married couple in their late 50s who have entered the dead-zone phase
of marriage. Mary is having an affair with an Irish novelist and Michael has been sneaking
around with a high-strung ballet teacher. Both are counting the days until they can dissolve their union and move in with their new partners. Then, on the brink of separation, Mary and Michael decide they still turn each other on – and start cheating on their side dishes with each other.
More complications arise when embittered son Joel brings his girlfriend for a weekend visit,
warning her to be prepared because his parents “hate each other”.