Review: The Lobster


This is by far Collin Farrell’s best performance. Filled with a stellar cast this witty and enigmatic film will have your imagination running wild and thirsty for more. In the beginning we meet David played by Farrell and we learn that after his failed marriage he must check himself into The Hotel in order to survive. You see the wonder of this film is both the story and the cinematography that gives it its appeal. But within the first five minutes you will notice how much this film is made by Farrell’s sharp transcendence into his character that is narrowly matched by his costars. I walked into the theatre not knowing much about the film and went along for the adventure.

The story takes place in a dystopian future where being single is not an option. The choices they are given are: find your one love within 45 days or get turned into an animal of your choice. Now that is where the title comes into play. Yes, think about the lobsters and their mating journey. Lobsters are polygamous animals. Now think about that in terms of the film. Yup a contradiction which is the beauty of this story. You won’t know what to expect and just when you think you’ve figured it out. You don’t. It had been awhile since I had seen anything that had captured my attention in terms of story, plot, characters, scene structure and location. The Lobster has a little bit of everything: love, dystopian society, twisty and disturbing consequences, humor, and suspense. But above all it has heart.


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