“The Lovebirds” (REVIEW) Rae & Nanjiani Team Up for Effective Humor!

A film by Michael Showalter, The Lovebirds stars executive producers Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, as well as Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, Kyle Bornheimer, Catherine Cohen and Barry Rothbart. The film is produced by Tom Lassally, Oly Obst, Martin Gero, Todd Schulman, Jordana Mollik and executive produced by Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall, Michael Showalter and Ben Ormand. The screenplay is written by Aaron Abrams and Brendan Gall.


Together, Kumail Nanijani and Issa Rae make an unforgettable duo as Jibran and Leilani, the once-perfect couple at the heart of THE LOVEBIRDS. After an unforeseen accident changes the trajectory of their relationship, the duo is sent careening through New Orleans on a madcap adventure where they are stalked by a mysterious gunman, kidnapped by a demented senator’s wife and nearly initiated into an underground sex cult (not to mention Jibran’s unpleasant encounter with the hind end of a horse). Through it all, the constantly bickering couple must find a way to set aside their differences if they hope to survive—and avoid serious jail time.