- RFT'S 2014 Best Movie Theater
- Neighborhood Business of the Year
- STL Magazine A-List winner
- Best Theater Marquee
- Best Urinals
The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife. Both are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance that forces them to navigate the hilarious complications of "cheating" on their respective lovers. A mixture of humor and powerful emotion, the story is a uniquely honest take on modern marriage.
• 3½ stars out of four •
“The Lovers” is the rare film that acknowledges that romance isn’t limited to people in their 20s and 30s. It’s also a smart, quirky comedy that moviegoers of any age should find eminently appealing. Working from his own screenplay, director Azazel Jacobs (“Terri”) has a sure feel for the ways in which the need for comfort can be compromised by the impulse to break free.
Winger, who has appeared onscreen only sporadically in recent years, is terrific as a woman struggling to cope with conflicting desires. And Letts has a folksy charisma that’s reminiscent of Gene Hackman in his prime.
Is romantic comedy dead? Not as long as the genre can accommodate a film as uniquely wonderful as “The Lovers.”
Calvin Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
An understated and wonderful St. Louis gem, the Hi-Pointe Theatre was built in 1922 at the incredible intersection of Interstate 64, Clayton Road, Clayton Avenue, McCausland Avenue, Forest Avenue, Oakland Avenue and Skinker Boulevard, today also the home of the world’s largest Amoco sign and just at the southwest corner of Forest Park. Continue Reading