The Lobster [Blu-ray] [2015]

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  • Release Date: 08/02/2016
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    81% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (106 out of 132)

    Special Features


    • The fabric of attraction: concocting The Lobster

    Synopsis


    The Lobster
    After his wife leaves him, David (Colin Farrell) is sent to a hotel for single adults and urged to find a new significant other within 45 days -- if he fails, he will be transformed into an animal of his choosing. David eventually meets a runaway from the hotel (Rachel Weisz), and the two begin a secret romance. Léa Seydoux, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, Ben Whishaw, and John C. Reilly co-star. This absurdist dystopian comedy is the first English-language feature from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, and was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Colin Farrell
      Colin Farrell - David
    • Rachel Weisz
      Rachel Weisz - Short Sighted Woman
    • Léa Seydoux
      Léa Seydoux - Loner Leader
    • Jessica Barden
      Jessica Barden - Nosebleed Woman
    • Olivia Colman
      Olivia Colman - Hotel Manager



    Customer rating

    3.9
    81%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A Strange Yet Affecting Analysis of Love

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      VandyPrice
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      Most will likely walk out of The Lobster either loving or hating it. It's easy to see why this will be something of a divisive film given it's weirdness. With all its observational humor conveyed in static, dry tones and cynical quips that paint the internet culture into a real-world society it will surely have its fans. Undoubtedly, there is much to like and appreciate here, but while I laughed several times and found the overall sentiment of the film to be a rather sweet one that is conveyed in a ridiculous yet inventive way I couldn't help but feel that it was trying too hard to be as much when the coolness factor of its unique ideas should have been effortless. The strangeness of the set-up to this world is so out there that it can't help but feel weird solely for the sake of being weird. Weird is fine and all, but The Lobster is pushing it. Some will find this endearing, others will see it as straining and unfortunately by the time the film concluded I was more in the latter category than the former. Writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos, in his English-language debut, certainly has a lot to say with his high-concept comedy, but up until the last half hour or so of the film things are more about the concept than they are the ideas he's attempting to discuss. Lanthimos spends so much time trying to make sure his audience will understand this world without blatantly spilling tons of exposition that all of the dialogue in the first hour feels like a sly way of explaining the rules of this world where one checks into a resort to find a mate and if failing to do so in forty-five days, facing the reality of being turned into an animal. So, yes, the film is conceptually striking given it is all a large metaphor for the way in which society tells us our lives are better when lived with a partner, but never does it transcend this gimmick until the moving final shot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      VERY weird film, but also very good

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      IstvanTheHun
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      I can safely say this film isn't for everyone. It is weird, obtuse, awkward, existential, metaphysical, and challenging. What you could call "an art film". So if you like more than just the mindless summer action movies, this is definitely worth checking out as it is one of the most unusual and non-comformist screenplays to be produced in a long while. Feels like David Lynch or Charlie Kaufman/Spike Jonze. Think the movie "Her" crossed with "Under the Skin" and that is the kind of odd UK vibe the film has. I won't get into the plot synopsis - you just have to experience it for yourself. Whether you love the film or find it maddeningly frustrating... there is no doubt that its clever and cerebral, well directed, beautifully shot, and features a memorable performance from Colin Farrel. One of the better, if not most odd, films of 2016.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      an underrated darkly comedic gem

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      GreaterThanDiNozzo
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      Though it wasn't mentioned much during awards season, this dark comedy about a dystopian world where finding a spouse is mandatory and non-compliance is punishable by transmutation into an animal, is one of the best films of the year. Critics don't primarily exist to convince the terminally-clueless to not waste money on awful Transformers movies, their real service to moviegoers is to point out and champion the less-advertised gems that might pass you by otherwise. I was a fan of Yorgos Lanthimos' bizarre Greek film DOGTOOOTH and this film is IMO superior to that acclaimed previous effort. THE LOBSTER should prove particularly amusing to singles whose coupled friends try to set them up with unsuitable partners. Check out the trailer and see if it looks like the sort of film that might appeal to you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Interesting, Odd, and Deep

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      Duftopia
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      did I say Disturbing, a world where marriage is enforced by dramatic punishments and rebellious groups who when existing out of the norm are either in fear or have radical pursuits of relational conformity. Strongly suggested to me by a former girlfriend, it is reflective of many peoples personalities .... Marry or Else! The Lobster inflection is an odious subject at best within the film, however sums up the pathetic definitions of love very reflective of the New American Social engineering genre as well as the USSR's old Socialist ideologies. Its DEEP watching, not for neo-libs who get hurt feelings all the time. for that aspect of viewer the film will simply seem insane.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      the lobster

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      JOHNNYANGEL2010
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      Those of us who review films for a living get used to seeing the "same old, same old" — repeatedly. Some folks probably either won't "get" or frankly won't like The Lobster, but the one thing you can say about it is, you've never seen anything quite like it before. Those wanting to experience something unabashedly surreal that nonetheless offers that surreality in an almost documentarian style will have a lot of fun with this film. Having a bleak sense of humor will probably help, for this is a film that mines the traumas of the human heart in order to find its comedy. Technical merits are generally strong, and even without a lot in the way of supplements, The Lobster comes Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      No singles allowed

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      geoinva
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      If you can get pass the wooden delivery of dialog and accept this as a parallel universe very much like our own but with ever so slight differences (such as manner of speaking), then this will be at times a hilarious ride. Imagine if being single is a crime and your human existence would be terminated in this society unless you pair up with someone else - the only grace upon your death being reincarnation as an animal of your choosing. The survival instinct is to obey the societal rules.. Or would you choose to rebel and become a loner who is hunted by law abiding citizens?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Best Movie of 2016

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      obi1jedi
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      This movie absolutely floored me with its originality, darkness and humor. The unique conceit of recently single people having 45 days to find a new partner before being turned into the animal of your choosing is absolutely ridiculous, but compelling and believable within the context of the story. A great parable about what it means to be part of a couple and what it means to be single in our society, it is a movie not to be missed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Bizarre film

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      MIchaelN
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      We had seen the trailer for this film on other DVDs and it seems an interesting story with a solid cast. What the trailers didn't convey was how bizarre the story is and the style that the director would impress on the film. It felt like the director was striving for maximum visceral effect. That approach combined with the glacial pace of the film left us less than entertained.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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