Colin Farrell plays a single man who, in a dystopian near future, is taken to a hotel where he is obliged to find a romantic partner in 45 days or be transformed into a beast and sent off into the woods. (R – 118 minutes)
“The Lobster” is bizarre beyond words. On the outside, its strangeness may be a bit daunting. But once you crack its shell and sink your teeth into its hilariously eccentric meat you will be hooked, unable to turn away from the freaky fairy tale unfolding before your eyes. You are bound to be at least a bit disturbed by writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos’s new dramedy but you are also likely to laugh out loud a lot at the outlandish occurrences and dry dialogue delivery. It is also thoroughly thought-provoking, posing intellectually and emotionally challenging questions about romantic conformity.