The Lobster is one of those surrealistic movies either you love or you hate… And I definitely didn’t hate it.
Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods.
David is kept at a mysterious hotel while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape… He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance.
But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him…
Colin Farrell performance was pretty stellar. And Rachel Weisz… I completely forgot how a good actress she is (haven’t seen her in films in ages,) not to mention her magnetic beauty. The whole cast was brilliant.
The movie is dark, the atmosphere is depressing yet weirdly funny from times. You don’t know what to expect, you have no idea what the hell are you watching and it’s intriguing. But that’s the whole charm of it.
The Lobster is not for everybody. It’s completely bizarre. But if you’re adventurous and love to think out of the box, this film is very satisfying.