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The Lobster

Comedy Drama


 

A man checks into a hotel and has 45 days to find a partner, or be transformed into an animal of his choosing.

The quirky premise of "The Lobster" certainly captures your attention, and for the first half at least, plays out with weirdly dark and terrific humour. The film is laden with allegory, especially in its almost cynical commentary on relationships and the brutal punishment for those who don't conform. Beautifully shot with a formidable supporting cast, it's a shame curiosity wavers towards the end of the story, as our apathy for the characters falters with the plot. The one that got away.

Anthony Macali

MIFF 2015
119 mins