Name: The Lobster
Running Time (minutes): 118
Description: A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.
Stars: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Hmm… I really liked the first part, but then all the unexplained things started bothering me, like: how did this society come about, why does everyone absolutely have to have a partner, or more importantly, what is going on with people’s feelings in this world? Some of the characters definitely had some emotions, but others clearly didn’t. During the second half, I was especially annoyed because of the weird plot twists and it’s still not clear to me why the Loners did what they did and what they hoped to achieve or which consequences all their actions had. The ending felt unresolved (for the characters) as well. Having said all that, I really liked Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman and wouldn’t mind having a partner with their kind of voices at all.
The music was effective as well. This was only the second time I’ve watched a film where the score consisted of strings only and source music, but this time it really worked very well.