Seemingly a polarising film.foxinthebox2001 wrote: ↑16 Feb 2016, 22:55It was a strange movie, I had high hopes for it, got to know the characters in the hotel, and the plot, though insane, was bubbling along.jacksosi wrote:I like quirky films, and this started off pretty well, but by the end I was actually disliking it....4/10 mainly for the first half.Razorback wrote:It's very...quirky .happyhoppy wrote:Anyone seen The Lobster (2015, 7.3), most bizarre film I've ever seen. Anyone else seen it? I'd probably give it a 6 just purely out of its unique weirdness.
"In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods"
Really enjoyed it myself, definitely did enough to get an 8/10 from me...
Then it all switches to the woods, with all new characters, and despite the divine Rachel Weisz showing up, it just all went a bit flat.
I thought Colin Farrell, with a leech like tache, was good, and somewhere in there was a good story but the screenwriters let it down.
I’m in the like it camp. Probably a 7/10 for me. But agree it was just weird (same guy that made Dogtooth that i always give a plug) but the overall story not as strong as that.
I notice his new film that’s getting the plaudits also uses Coleman and Weiss - I’m assuming that’s more mainstream and less Dogtooth/Lobster.