Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Lobster 2015

     This film is a "love story" set in the near future.  Single people are arrested and transferred to a special hotel.  They must make a romantic match in 45 days.  If they are unable to do this, they will be changed into an animal of their choice and released into the nearby woods.
     There is a LOT going on in this film but it has a very somber dark side for a comedy?  This may be one of the weirdest films I’ve watched and I can say I’ve seen a LOT of films!!  I don’t know how the actors could film many of the scenes without laughing right into the camera even if it wasn’t one of the comedy bits?  They are able to take everything very seriously even if it’s not understandable or logical in any way?  I thought Manos, the Hands of Fate (1966 Imdb 1.9 out of 10) was the worst movie I’ve ever seen but this may be the strangest??  2 ½* (This movie is so-so)

119 min, Comedy directed by Yorgos Lanthimos with Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux, Olivia Colman.

Note:  Imdb 7.1 out of 10, 90% critic 65% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3 ½*, Amazon 2.4* out of 5* with 591 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed at the Parknasilla Hotel and Resort, Sneem, County Kerry; Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 4; Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin 15; Dromore Woods, Coillte Teoranta; Joel’s Restaurant, Naas Road, Newland’s Cross, Dublin 22; The Eccles Hotel, Glengariff Harbour, Glengariff, County Cork, Ireland.  Three cast members have been associated with James Bond films.  Lea Seydoux was in Spectre.  Ben Whishaw was Q in Skyfall and Spectre.  Rachel Weisz is married to Daniel Craig.

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