(WSVN) - “The Lovebirds” is not your normal love story.
In fact, it’s anything but usual.
Kumail Nanjiani as Jibran in “The Lovebirds”: “Justice! Oh, my God.”
The romantic-comedy starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani was supposed to open in theaters in April.
But COVID-19 changed that and Netflix stepped in.
Issa Rae: “I’m just really glad that Netflix picked this up, because you know, obviously this was supposed to go to theaters, but I think it’s just the perfect timing for people, to give something for people to laugh about, to give people an escape.”
“The Lovebirds” is about a couple who get embroiled in a bizarre murder mystery.
Kumail Nanjiani: “It’s a movie that really explores the dynamics of a couple while they are going through the worst night of their lives, so it’s funny, it’s a mystery, it’s exciting.”
While trying to clear their names, relationship issues come up.
Kumail Nanjiani as Jibran in “The Lovebirds”: “We have to go to the police because we have nothing to hide.”
Issa Rae as Leilani in “The Lovebirds”: “Then why did you run from the scene of the crime?”
Kumail Nanjiani as Jibran in “The Lovebirds”: “Good question, officer.”
Kumail Nanjiani: “I’ve been married 13 years. I’ve been in long-term relationships before that. It was just really exciting, really getting into sort of the nitty gritty of a long term romantic relationship and exploring things that can go wrong with them, things that can go right with them.”
The movie is dark, funny and a good twist on living happily ever after.
Issa Rae: “It is kind of a feel good movie at the end of the day, even though murder is involved.”
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