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The Lobster Review

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In the future, the recently single or perpetually unattached are required to book into a hotel where they have 45 days to find a romantic match or be turned into the animal of their choice.

★★★★★

In some ill-defined future or alternative present, the recently single or perpetually unattached are required to book into a hotel where they have 45 days to find a romantic match or be turned into the animal of their choice (a disappointingly peripheral process). Farrell’s forlorn architect David, ditched by his wife, has decided upon a lobster because he likes the sea. Greek New Waver Lanthimos’ Kafkaesque sci-fi is a surreal exploration of the rules of attraction that, we think, set us above animal kind. The results are inordinately strange and tiresomely glum, but in spots hideously funny.

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

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