The Lobster

The Lobster

DVD - 2016
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In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obligated to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2016]
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Nov 01, 2020

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. Saw a preview and thought it looked interesting. I should have read the other comments before putting this on hold. Watched while waiting for it to get better. Even watched the special features hoping for a reason or something. All was said about it was that it was a love story. Huh? Too bad there isn't a way to give negative stars. I wish the library hadn't spent my tax money on 25 copies of this.

Sep 01, 2020

A lot of great actors in a very weird movie. A throwback to the 1970's art house movies?

Nov 13, 2019

Bizzare and enjoyable, worth watching.

Oct 24, 2019

Don't be fooled by the outrageous lies that this is a "wickedly funny romance." Not ONE funny thing in it. NO love or romance in it whatsoever. Just INCREDIBLY STUPID people forced to find a marriage partner in 45 days or be killed (and told they will be turned into a bird, sea creature, or animal). The hero's mate kicks his dog to death and then asks him if that was okay? He replies that it's okay with him. The dog is supposedly the hero’s brother. He STILL doesn’t care. We get to see the blood all over the woman's leg and the bloody remains of the killed dog. NO LOVE. NOTHING FUNNY. Not even any point to the senseless killing. Just STUPID plot, STUPID script, STUPID acting, etc.
The whole place is so dismal that a woman commits suicide by jumping from a building. But she merely cracks her skull open. While we watch her bleeding to death, she screams continuously for a couple of minutes. Others nearby remark they wish she would hurry up and die because her screaming is interfering with their conversation. No humanity. NO LOVE STORY HERE. NO WILD COMEDY HERE. Just two putrid hours of PURE GARBAGE that should never have been made.
A young girl is told by her father to give the hero a kiss. As she approaches, the hero kicks her hard in her leg and says, "Now you can be a cripple like your father." No point in that scene whatsoever. NOT REMOTELY FUNNY. Certainly no love.
Two friends start a pointless insult fest that turns into a pointless physical fight that one might expect from a pair of two-year-olds. No two grown men have ever been SO inept at fighting. If it was intended to be funny, it SO badly missed the mark, just like every intended blow or slap from the two “friends.”
Even the so-called "sex scenes" show NOTHING. Just stupid and pointless and VERY poorly done at that. Not the least bit sexy or interesting in any way. Neither partner shows the slightest sign of enjoying the sex. Not disgusting. Just as BORING to watch as it was for the actors to fake.
But everyone gets to take a tranquilizer gun and hunt each other in the woods all at the same time. The more people you shoot, the more days you get to live before you are killed (changed in to an animal). Exciting? NO! Funny? NO! Love story? NO! Not even remotely interesting. The promoters of this piece of crap LIED to the viewers. And apparently 10 percent of the viewers BELIEVE the lies.
But if you love being bored to pieces, then THIS might still be the movie for you. Take the horribly inept singers at a dance singing the most insipid song the producers could conjure up. Nothing to inspire lovers or promote good dancing, let alone romance, which was supposedly the whole point of the dance. Nothing to entertain the viewers, either. EVERY SINGLE THING about this movie stinks.

Sep 21, 2019



A dark weird, macabre tale with some good actors!



Aug 26, 2019


LPL_TriciaK Jul 12, 2019

Dark, hilarious, bleak, tragic, bizarre - only for fans of goofy dystopias.

May 26, 2019

This movie is so terrible I can't even give it a star! It's sick, disturbing, absolutely not funny and boring/slow. Also, for animal lovers, you must know it starts with a woman shooting a horse for absolutely no reason and then the main actor's dog is also shot down during the movie (and they show you the body with blood!). A big nope for me and this is when I stopped it. I couldn't go on anymore. Do yourself a favor and don't bother watching even 5mns of it!

Mar 08, 2019

Movie was too bizarre and violent for me. From watching the special feature bonus, looks like the actors had a fun time making it, though, especially Colin Farrell.

Mar 05, 2019

I didn't rate it because of what it is - so different, dark, and weird. You won't see anything else remotely like this, and you're going to remember it. I can't decide if that's good or bad. It's just really bizarre. Love Rachel Weiss and Colin Farrell.

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Oct 31, 2016

***Spoiler Alert***
Why a lobster?
-Because lobster live for over one hundred years. Are blue blood like aristocrat... and stay fertile all their life. I also like the sea very much. I water ski, swim quite well since I was a teenager.
-I must congratulate you, the first thing most people think of is a dog... which is why the world is full of dogs. Very few people choose unusual animal... which is why they are in danger.
Back when you loved me, you asked me one morning while we were talking: "what was life about?" I turned and told you ... for some it's the wine, for some it's the glory, for some it's being rich, but for me it is only you ... Now that your heart has changed and you love someone else, you still wonder what they're saying. How my own heart beats. Are there perhaps more people like me exist. Dead on the inside. Alive on the outside.

Oct 31, 2016

What's worse? to die of cold and hunger in the woods, to become a animal would be killed or eaten by some big animal, or have nose bleed from time to time.
We all dance by ourselves. That's why we only play electronic music.
What does the photograph show?
-A naked woman on a horse in the country.
If I were in your shoes I would not be ogling the naked woman but the horse. I'm sure that horse's once a weak and cowardly man...
just like you

Oct 31, 2016

One day, as he was playing golf, he thought that it is more difficult to pretend you do have feelings
when you don't... than to pretend you don't have feelings when you do.
If this woman die, do you think you manage on you own? Or will you get involve with someone else?
-No, I can live alone. She can't. I'm on my own for hours when she got out the hotel. I like sitting in the room... relaxes me, calms me. I like it a lot. I can definitely live on my own.
The most important thing is that you're not bald. However when comes to men, bald is always the possibility you can't avoid. ls your father bald?
-No he isn't. And even if someday I lose my hair, there are things I can do to get my hair back. I can have a hair transplant.
You always can tell someone had a hair transplant.
-I know.
Nice hair is not something you can get. It's something you born with. The fact your father isn't bald shouldn't put you at ease.


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