The Lobster

Genre:  Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  118 min.
Release Date: March 25, 2016 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal - March 25, 2016 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal
DVD: July 19, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 2.95
based on 58 votes and 10 reviews
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Cast: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Coleman, Ashley Jensen


In a dystopian future where individuals are not allowed to be without a mate, David (Colin Farrell) has just been left by his wife. As a result, he must report to a secluded hotel which is home to other single residents and search for a new partner there. If he fails to find a match within forty-five days, he will be transformed into an animal, a lobster in his case, and released into the wild.

At first, David tries to abide by the rules but he soon becomes appalled by the ordeal and flees into the woods. Apparently he's not the first to escape. There he meets up with a band of rebellious runaways and is attracted to a fellow outcast known as the "Short-Sighted Woman" (Rachel Weisz).

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos
Screenplay: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou

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  • 5 stars "Very funny."
  • 1 star "Just don't. If you do watch it, you'll know what I mean but by then it'll be too late. Yes, there is some cerebral underlying theme and critique of our society but it's too mired in muck to make me care."
  • 5 stars "This movie is flat out awesome."