The Lobster (2015)

An unconventional love story...

http://thelobster-movie.com/

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

> Another peculiar dystopian tale set in the future.
From the director of the Oscars nominated movie 'Dogtooth'. If you are familiar with his signature movie, you will find it so good. This is not the best movie I had seen that set in the future, but like any other it was another dystopian tale. A black comedy-romance with a decent storyline, performances and overall a nice entertainer.
The pace was very depressing, but I kept hooked to it for its frequent unpredictable scenes. The first act took place in a hotel which is the introduction to the odd world and the situation where the plot opens. When it moved to the 2nd half, especially after Rachel Weisz come into the frame, the entire scenario changed to atypical romance mode and kept that way till the last with a simple twist in the finale.
Colin Ferrell's character was something like the one from the movie 'Her'. But not the same movie, or the theme, except the combination of the genres. It was a good movie, I enjoyed it, but not as much as others say they did. IMPO, it is a one time watch movie for its peculiarness.
7/10

Scarlet Films, Haut et Court, Eurimages, Lemming Film, Element Pictures, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Greek Film Centre, Ciné+, Faliro House Productions, Institut Français, L'Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Limp Films, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement International, Film4 Productions, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+, Protagonist Pictures by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou.
Stars: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Keywords: hotel suicide attempt boat dystopia woods punishment blood swimming grave digging dead rabbit manhunt shooting an animal

10/15/2015

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