The Lobster: Blu-ray Review












The Movie:

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 the mysterious HOTEL while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures, decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. 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.

This is a very strange movie but strange in a good way. The film has this dystopian feel to it but it isn’t anything that feels threatening. To a certain degree anyway. The creepy part of the film is that everything and everyone seems so robotic and clinical. If there wasn’t any humor present at all and it was edited slightly differently then it could easily become a thriller. Speaking of humor, the major thing that I did like about the film was the dry humor that was sprinkled throughout. I don’t think that certain jokes that were in the film could’ve been pulled off if Farrell, Reilly or Weisz hadn’t been cast. It was their chemistry and acting ability that allowed them to create such a fantastically weird movie. Along with the dry humor it also has this metaphoric message regarding relationships and the pressure that people may face to find a significant other. It really is thought provoking when you look at it a certain way. I really enjoyed this film a lot and even though the premise is a bit strange it was definitely a unique and entertaining experience. 8/10

Special Features:

The Fabric of Attraction: Concocting The Lobster – A pretty good Behind The Scenes feature with interview and film clips that goes into the making of the film and the thought process behind it.

The Lobster is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate


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