The Lobster stars Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, Lea Seydoux, John C Reilly and Ben Whishaw.
Set in the near future, all single people are taken to a hotel where they are given 45 days to find a partner. If they fail, then they get turned into an animal of their choosing and released into the wild. The single people can extend their stay by hunting down people who have escaped the hotel.
I had heard people raving about this film on various YouTube shows that I have watched, claiming it to be one of their favourite films of the year, so this intrigued me to give the film a shot. I didn’t know the plot before going in, I did not watch anything and when the film started I was a bit confused but I got to grips with this bizarre film quickly. The comedy in this film matches the quirky tone perfectly, which is then matched by the amazing performances of Colin Farrell and the rest of the cast. Farrell particularly impressed with his comedic timing and his performance as socially awkward, Dave. This film is just insane and because of the performances, you are sucked into this world and go along with the laughs and twists as Dave tries to find a mate. I particularly appreciated the beautiful cinematography and setting this film takes. It particularly features some really great shots of the woods.
My main problem with the film is the abrupt ending, when there isn’t really a solution and you are left wondering, but I can see how that fits in with the rest of the film.
Overall, I rate The Lobster 9/10! It is definitely one of the weirdest films I have ever seen but it is entertaining if you enjoy the dark humour.
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