The Lobster

The Lobster

DVD - 2016
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In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obligated to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2016]
Branch Call Number: Lob
LOBSTER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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skylark36
Jun 09, 2018

Making this movie was a waste of time and money. Its rather sick really. A much better story could have been made of it. Thumbs down.

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klbrooker40
May 01, 2018

Such an odd weird, movie. Didn't like it - not one bit.

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1tarheel
Apr 23, 2018

Some interesting social commentary, and some entertaining goofiness but sliding into the territory of absurdism. Not entirely my thing.

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modestgoddess
Apr 02, 2018

As at least one other commenter says (below), I was excited to watch this movie...until I started watching this movie. Gave up on it before it was half over and wish I had bailed sooner. While the violence takes place offscreen (at least in the first half), you can't escape the effects, and they are gruesome. I don't ask for all art to be deep and meaningful - but if it's not going to be illuminating somehow, I'd like for it to be entertaining. This didn't give me anything - and instead, left me with some pretty disturbing images I can't get rid of. The trailer makes it look quirky and delightful and amusing. Don't be fooled. It's quirky all right, but not delightful or amusing at all.

AL_LIZ Mar 29, 2018

A very odd but beautiful love story. If you don't understand I highly recommend watching the special feature, that helped explained a lot.

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PHAERTE1
Mar 21, 2018

Didn't understand the purpose of this film. Turned it off half way through.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Feb 27, 2018

It was interesting enough for me to have ended up watching the whole thing, but this is less of a compliment and more of a regret. Since it started intriguingly and hilariously as the film sort of promised, but then quickly devolved into something I had very little ability to connect with or enjoy. Once it began getting more and more weird with less payback in comedy or meaning (at least for me), I began to slowly become depressed that I had chosen excitedly to watch this film that night instead of picking a different one, or at least having the foresight to have stopped it sooner. I never make sassy, negative comments, but here's mine for this one: I would have rather turned into a lobster than sat through that. Lol

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dannelson99
Dec 30, 2017

Stick with it. Second half is not as so drawn out as the first half and, to me, is where tha appeal of the movir is.

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andreajesse
Dec 26, 2017

Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly what were you thinking?! Hadn't you read the script before taking this on? I'm all for future doom movies, but this one really doesn't know what it's trying to say. Or is it just me? Colin Farrell gave up his svelte physique for the lead role. One might appreciate the sacrifice if there were any reason for it. He escapes one horrific dystopia for a worse one. I would say it is well-made and well-acted, but it creates such a dismal existence. I wonder if the film's writers Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos had anything in mind other than to disturb the viewer.

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IntheLordsjoy
Nov 26, 2017

the first thing most people think of is a dog but i choose to be served with butter thank you

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jimg2000
Oct 31, 2016

***Spoiler Alert***
Why a lobster?
-Because lobster live for over one hundred years. Are blue blood like aristocrat... and stay fertile all their life. I also like the sea very much. I water ski, swim quite well since I was a teenager.
-I must congratulate you, the first thing most people think of is a dog... which is why the world is full of dogs. Very few people choose unusual animal... which is why they are in danger.
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Back when you loved me, you asked me one morning while we were talking: "what was life about?" I turned and told you ... for some it's the wine, for some it's the glory, for some it's being rich, but for me it is only you ... Now that your heart has changed and you love someone else, you still wonder what they're saying. How my own heart beats. Are there perhaps more people like me exist. Dead on the inside. Alive on the outside.

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jimg2000
Oct 31, 2016

What's worse? to die of cold and hunger in the woods, to become a animal would be killed or eaten by some big animal, or have nose bleed from time to time.
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We all dance by ourselves. That's why we only play electronic music.
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What does the photograph show?
-A naked woman on a horse in the country.
If I were in your shoes I would not be ogling the naked woman but the horse. I'm sure that horse's once a weak and cowardly man...
just like you

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jimg2000
Oct 31, 2016

One day, as he was playing golf, he thought that it is more difficult to pretend you do have feelings
when you don't... than to pretend you don't have feelings when you do.
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If this woman die, do you think you manage on you own? Or will you get involve with someone else?
-No, I can live alone. She can't. I'm on my own for hours when she got out the hotel. I like sitting in the room... relaxes me, calms me. I like it a lot. I can definitely live on my own.
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The most important thing is that you're not bald. However when comes to men, bald is always the possibility you can't avoid. ls your father bald?
-No he isn't. And even if someday I lose my hair, there are things I can do to get my hair back. I can have a hair transplant.
You always can tell someone had a hair transplant.
-I know.
Nice hair is not something you can get. It's something you born with. The fact your father isn't bald shouldn't put you at ease.

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VaughanPLMallory Nov 14, 2016

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