Writer/Director Yorgos Lanthimos and Co-writer Efthymis Filippou offer up a fantastic romantic comedy in The Lobster. Set in a world where you will turn into an animal of your choice if you don’t find love, the film will definitely strike a chord with those melancholic lonely hearts out there.
However, The Lobster is so wildly imaginative and also so dark, even grotesque at times, delightfully picking apart finding love on all levels (including being alone) that couples and those still committed to their search for true love won’t feel left out. In fact, those romances set up in those post-apocalyptic dystopian young adult franchises are put to shame here in a very complex examination of what lengths one might go to find someone to be with.
Also, Colin Farrell gives one of the best, most nuanced performances of his career as a forlorn, quiet architect.
It’s currently playing in a handful of theaters around LA and you can search for times and get tickets here.