One of the first major post-lockdown hits of 2020, The Lovebirds sees Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani play two lovebirds who are anything but. Their relationship is on the rocks and their breakup plans are cut short by a car crash that turns into a world of conspiracies and criminals. It’s a comedy, honestly.
Following this climactic incident, The Lovebirds becomes pure farce, going from hilarious setting to hilarious setting, each one designed to make you cringe and wince.
Eternals fans could also do much worse than seek out the film. With Marvel’s cosmic capers likely to flex Nanjiani’s dramatic (and very real) muscles, it’s the perfect starting point for anyone looking to see what he has to offer.
The lovebirds, like so many rom-coms, revel in the chemistry between the two leads as their situation grows increasingly out of their control. No spoilers here, but let’s just say you won’t see some form of torture coming. It also cements Nanjiani as one of the most interesting and necessary actors in modern relationships. A perfect double poster featuring The Big Sick, if you ask us. One of the best Netflix comedies you can really laugh with.