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'The Lovers' is a not terribly transporting trip through time
'The Lovers' is a not terribly transporting trip through time

There's a veil of artifice clinging to every aspect of "The Lovers," a thoroughly unconvincing time-traveling epic costume drama pairing a miscast Josh Hartnett and Bollywood beauty Bipasha Basu. Crisscrossing awkwardly between two eras and areas, the film also presents a pair of Hartnetts — the first, a contemporary marine archaeologist who is rendered brain dead following an injury sustained while rescuing his wife (Tamsin Egerton), trapped by wreckage while diving in the Great Barrier Reef. While in his comatose state, Hartnett is transported to colonial India circa 1778, where he has assumed the identity of a British army officer protecting the interests of the...

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