"The Lovebirds" may not soar above its rom-com competition, but it isn't at the bottom of the pile. Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae star as a couple struggling to find the spark that was there at the beginning of their relationship. They decide to break-up while driving to a party when they accidentally hit a man on a bicycle. One thing leads to another and they get caught up in a crime world involving blackmail. cults, and murder. With only an 87 minute runtime, this movie still feels a bit long. Several of the jokes fall flat. Nanjiani and Rae both have great comedic chops, but the script is not written towards their strengths. Both of these actors benefit from having funny dialogue because of their comedic timing in delivering it, and after the first 20 minutes, this tactic is seemingly abandoned for more rom-com cliche gags. There is the standard slapstick and ridiculousness to be expected in most modern rom-coms, which does not play to the strengths of the leads. I do think both leads do a good job in their roles and they have decent enough chemistry to make the movie watchable. Their characters are both kind of annoying though, and they have to keep reminding us that they are broken up, which is annoying. As with almost all rom-coms, this is a very predictable movie and does not break any new ground. There are some fun and funny moments, but there just is not a whole lot of substance here. If you are bored, this movie can entertain you, but there is better movies out there. If you missed this movie, it's no big deal. Overall, I give this movie a 6/10.