When you meet Leilani and Jibran in Netflix’s new rom-com The Lovebirds, they’re just like any other couple on the brink of a break up, bickering about gawd knows what—trivia, being smartphone obsessed and if they can win at the competition game show, The Amazing Race.
But what sets up the hilarious film in which Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani not only star, but executive produce is that the two get kinda sorta framed for murder and spend the next hour or so trying to find whodunnit so they can convince the cops that they didn’t actually do it.
Issa Rae as Leilani, Kumail Nanjiana as Jibran of “The Lovebirds” from NETFLIX.
Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani star in “The Lovebirds” from NETFLIX.
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