Saturday, June 4, 2016

Movie Review: The Lobster—Overdone

This isn’t a full review, because I try to keep this blog a positive one. This is a matter of clearing up expectations. If you want to see a droll comedy that sends up society’s expectations concerning marriage, The Lobster isn’t it. It’s more of an art film that’s meant to mess with you.

And I can’t make sense of the poster, either

The premise is that David is suddenly single, and he has forty-five days to successfully find true love with a woman, or he will be changed into an animal. He chooses a lobster. Hence the title. But that’s just the first half of the movie. And although there are several references to these transformations, that element was not essential to the story. 

So if you want to see an artsy movie that has nonsensical dialog, grotesque sexuality, violence against animals, and long pauses, The Lobster may be for you. But it’s not for anyone who just wanted some hilarious social satire.

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