The Lobster Wasn’t a Good Dinner For Me
Yorgos Lanthimos created an interesting world in The Lobster,* but it’s a world I didn’t want to spend much time in, which made this movie a long slog. That said, there are a great many amusing scenes in this film** and it’s quite funny. I especially liked the deadpan nature of all the characters, especially Olivia Colman as the Hotel Manager and Ariane Labed as the Maid.
The verdict: Skip
Cost: Free from Kanopy, the library’s streaming service
Where watched: at home
Consider watching instead:
- The Favourite
- Lars and the Real Girl
Fun fact: when I googled “movies like the Lobster” one of the recommendations was Definitely, Maybe #algorithmfail
*It’s kind of like a dark Wes Anderson world.
**And a more than a few disturbing ones.
- What do you think happened after the final scene?
- How do you think this particular society evolved?
Favorite IMDB trivia item:
The production worked almost entirely with natural light and without makeup. Lighting was only used for some night scenes.