The Lobster

Shellfish is off the menu.

Continuing his work as one of modern cinema’s wild cards, writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) scores with a tale of people launching last-ditch efforts at obtaining love.

Fail to partner up within 45 days, and you get transformed into the animal of your choice.

Which for roguish loser Colin Farrell would be the aforementioned shellfish, as he decides he wouldn’t mind crawling around lobster-style the rest of his life.

Quietly bizarre, filled with a great melancholy from start to finish, yet often darkly funny, this is proof love is a battlefield.

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