Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ariane Labed, John C. Reilly, Olivia Colman, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux

(5-Okay Film)

Intriguing. Unpleasant. Vulgar.

Escaping from an odd dystopian retreat where men and women must find their perfect match or risk being transformed into an animal, David (Farrell) finds love in the woods among people who have sworn to be single for the rest of their lives. The entire thing is performed deadpan, and the director, Yorgos Lanthimos, finds the tone he wants for this bizarre material and sticks to it. He a filmmaker and provocateur of considerable talent, but of his work that I’ve seen, I’d rather not have seen it. He’s unpleasant and vulgar for no greater purpose than to grab attention.

-Walter Tyrone Howard-


4 thoughts on “The Lobster (2015, Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos) English 5

  1. My wife and I saw the trailer for this on several occasions and we missed it in town. We were traveling out of town and specifically looked to see if it was playing at another city’s screens and it was, so we watched the movie while out of town, after much effort. And we wished that we had not made such effort. By the time it had ended, we wished we had left 20 minutes into the film. To say we did not respond to its arbitrary emotional sadism was an understatement. I can never imagine seeing another Lanthimos film.

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