If there ever was a movie that defines modern day relationships, “The Lobster” would be it. And yet the movie, directed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos with an incredible eye for detail, is set in a Dystopian future, where people must pick their partners within 45 days or they’re turned into an animal of their choice. Of all the animals available, Colin Farell, who plays the main character, chooses to become a lobster if he fails to find a soulmate. Absurd? Perhaps. But beneath all this absurdity is a message that couldn’t be more relevant in our modern society. Has social pressure been inflicted on us to a point where we can’t think straight anymore? Director Lanthimor digs deep, and Farell, following a sharp turn in “In Bruges” and “7 psychopaths” gives a performance of ferocity and feeling. The climax is admittedly mind bending and open for discussion (be my guest), but “The Lobster” is a one of a kind movie that stays with you, long after the credits stop rolling.
Categories: 3/4, drama, The Twenty-First Century
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