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The Lobster – **

Posted: January 12, 2016 in 2015, Comedy, France, Greece, Ireland, Satire, UK, XX

Weird is the new cool.

The Lobster is so absurd that it’s also really entertaining.

A man becomes single and needs to register in a hotel a bit outside of the city near a forest. He has a certain amount of days to find a partner and if he doesn’t find the right match he will be transformed into an animal of his own choice. Every now and then the hotel guests have to go into the forest to should down ‘loners’, humans who preferred to live as outcasts. It’s a community on its own, where any kind of romance is forbidden.

It’s not that difficult. It’s a fantasy tale in which you only have three choices: be in the perfect relationship and live in the city, live a loveless life as a loner in the forest, or become an animal when you die.

Colin Farrell is excellent as the main lead. And some scenes, jokes and one-liners are instant cult classic. But the story is just a great idea and doesn’t really tell anything at all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3464902