Review In The Can: The Lobster

Smashcuts Film

The Lobster is the strangest romantic comedy on this side of the decade. Scratch that, its not so much a romantic comedy as a deadpan dystopian sci-fi. Well, no, its a idiosyncratic farce. You can try every which way to describe what The Lobster ought to be, but its easier to simply accept it for what it is.

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Set in the near-future, David (Colin Farrell) has checked into a hotel and is tasked with finding a companion. Its the law: in this London, it is illegal to be single. If for any reason you find yourself single, either by stroke of turning 18 without a mate, or your wife of 12 years leaving you for another man, you must check in to The Hotel and find a suitable partner. The consequences of not finding a mate? You are turned into an animal, luckily of your own choosing. The pudgy, awkward…

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