The Lobster (2015)

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Film Review

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Information

Director(s):

Yorgos Lanthimos

Notable Cast:

Colin Farrell
Rachel Weisz

Studio(s):

Element Pictures
Scarlet Films
Faliro House Productions
Haut et Court
Lemming Film

Release Date:

October 2015

Rated:

15

Running Time:

118 minutes

Genre(s):

Black Comedy
Dark
Dystopian
Love Story

A delightfully dark and funny film with beautiful and considered cinematography from Thimios Bakatakis.

Director Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece) offers up a highly original film set in a world where you are not allowed to be alone. Singles are taken away to rehabilitation centers and given 45 days to find their love match, should they fail to fall in love they are turned into an animal of their choosing, runaways and rule breakers are met with a different fate.

As much as Colin Farrell is excellent as the lead, all the characters compliment each other perfectly and weave into the films tapestry, keeping you focused on the plot development, not the just the leads.

As abstract and darkly funny as The Lobster is, it’s a observation piece on love, relationships and loneliness and how we deal with these feelings in the modern age.

This should appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, In Bruges, John C.Reilly, Charlie Brookers Black Mirror and French Black Comedy Movies.

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Trailer

The Lobster (2015)

Verdict

  • Beautiful Cinematography
  • Inspired Casting
  • No lobsters
9/10

A refreshingly original piece from a director I would hope to see more of, it's a well-considered and enjoyable movie capturing the absurd tones of Wes Anderson movies mixed with a bleaker art house movie feel.

– Cult Film Reviews