The Lobster

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4/5 Stars

Summary: “David 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 who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him.”

Time for me to binge watch all the movies nominated for Oscars this year…well not all of them, but the ones that look interesting.

Before looking through the different noms, I’d never even heard of The Lobster.  I feel like a lot of the time those are the best ones because they haven’t been hyped up, but are still going to be that kind of movie that’s a little weird yet good.  Does that make sense?

Because this movie is weird.

I mean, come on, people get turned into animals if they don’t find the person they want to marry after staying in a hotel for a few weeks.  I’d love to know who came up with this idea and why!

The Lobster has a dry sense of comedy that is a little bit dark at times.  It embodies the feel of an independent movie, meaning do not watch this if you only like traditional storytelling.  It’s interesting because it’s almost like two movies put together.  The first half focuses on David at this hotel and the other main character isn’t introduced until the second half.

I started watching Black Mirror recently, and I’d say if you’re into that, you’ll definitely enjoy this movie.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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