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.
"The lobster" is one of the most bizarre movies I've seen in recent years and this is a good thing. It's refreshing to see a unique story like this work in such a beautiful way. All the actors did a fine job in their roles, but Colin Farrell was a standout for me and totally nailed it. The sometimes hilarious black comedy moments of the movie are also very well mixed in with some more romantic moments. But don't worry, this isn't your typical Rom-Com romance, it's actually done right and believable. All in all, I don't really have a lot of negative things to say about "The Lobster" and recommend seeing it just for the unique story alone.
When "The Lobster" was suggested to me I didn't really know what I was going into and in the end it appears to be I was going into something that wasn't exactly my thing. I had a hard time getting into the story, even though it was well put together. The actors put up a fine performance as well and so I believe I'll have to blame my shallow enjoyment for "The Lobster" on the fact that it is just "not my thing". That aside though, the movie was very well put together and I am sure a lot of people out there will enjoy it.
"The Lobster" is quite a unique movie. The story criticizes how society views the importance of relationships in a very extraordinary way. However, due to it's special nature, the film will get some mixed reactions. Some people will love it and others just won't be able to empathize with the characters and the story, as seen by our own reviews. That aside, the acting performances were all very good and the characters are, in essence, all quite interesting and very well worked out. In other words, we would still recommend "The Lobster" if you like black comedies or peculiar stories or if you just want to give it a shot.