The Lobster

The Lobster

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Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz star in this dystopian romantic comedy from director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth). Set in a near future with strict rules about finding a partner, single people are taken to The Hotel, where they have 45 days to find a partner - otherwise they are transformed into an animal and sent into the woods. Winner of the Jury Prize, Queer Palm and Palm Dog at Cannes Film Festival 2015. John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw and Olivia Colman co-star.

2015Rating: MA15+, Strong themes and violence118 minsIreland, UK, Greece, France, NetherlandsEnglish and French with English subtitles
ComedyScience FictionRomanceFestival & Independent

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The Lobster | Awards

Award Winner
Jury Prize, Queer Palm and Palm Dog at Cannes Film Festival 2015

The Lobster | Reviews

87%266 reviews

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Variety

Variety

Wickedly funny, unexpectedly moving satire of couple-fixated society.

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Time Out

Time Out

This is cinema in quotemarks, tongue-in-cheek storytelling that uses absurdity to hold a mirror to how we live and love.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Like nothing you've seen before.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Enjoyably strange but fails to follow through on its premise.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Appreciation for the sheer conceptual confidence of the film gathers momentum once you think back over it.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A richly rewarding but often very disturbing, even harrowing work.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Inordinately strange and tiresomely glum, but in spots hideously funny.

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