The Lobster

The Lobster is a comedy-drama movie by Yorgos Lanthimos where single people are taken to The Hotel to find their romantic partner within 45 days or be turned into beasts and be banished to The Woods. It stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.


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Director:
Yorgos Lanthimos
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Genre:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Stars:
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden

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    Anonymous
    May 21, 2018
    "People tend to either hate this movie or love it in a Springtime-for-Hitler fashion, which I guess it was deliberately intending to evoke. (The plot features an absurd situation – a man will be turned into a lobster if he does not find love – and the character reactions to it form the basis of the “humor”, which is extremely dry and deadpan.) I take a middle ground; it didn’t really make me feel anything. I don’t usually appreciate absurdist humor, though, so I guess I’m not the target audience. For me it was just exceedingly dull and uneventful. I only actually watched about half of this, I made excuses and left in the middle. It’s possible there was some grand statement/wrap-up at the end, but nobody who watched the whole thing can tell me what it is. There’s also apparently an animal cruelty scene in the second half that a lot of people found really off-putting. Don’t watch this one with the kids, if at all. On the “Indie” front – production values aren’t great. Actors do a decent job with what they’re given. Script is second-rate."
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    Anonymous
    May 26, 2018
    "Interesting but very bleak. Reminded me of Farenheit 451, but with better acting and more humor--at least in the first half before we run into the bleakness of the singles colony. Colin Farrell was perfect in the role, giving it all the nuance the role needed for the film to work. This worked a bit like a futuristic dystopian Everyman, and would not have come off without Farrell creating an Everyman we could identify with and yet feel distant from. I can't see myself watching this again, but it is definitely worth a first view."
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    Anonymous
    June 3, 2018
    "The Lobster is a comedy based on absurdity. A commentary on modern culture that is incredibly cynical yet still bittersweet. The Lobster is quite dry, but not in the culinary sense. If you are in the mood for a cerebral film that is well acted then this one is for you."
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    Anonymous
    May 27, 2018
    "I like indie movies that are bleak, cynical, and with a fair bit of depression. If you like those things like I do, make sure to check out The Lobster. The movie is all those things plus it comes with amazing performances by great actors. I highly recommend it."
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    Anonymous
    June 3, 2018
    "The Lobster is a movie featuring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz that is a romance comedy. It's pretty poorly reviewed, mainly due to it being a really odd movie. However, if you're looking for a weird movie to watch, this might be the perfect one to pick up."
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    Anonymous
    May 26, 2018
    "One of the best most disturbing movies is The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz. There were points in it that I wasn't sure if I should laugh or cry. I ended up mostly just laughing at the movie."
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    Anonymous
    July 12, 2018
    "I get that this was supposed to be satirical but it didn't manage to impress me. I did love the acting in this movie however. Lea Seydoux is fantastic as always but everybody just did a great job in general."
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