“The Lobster”

Rated R
1 hour 55 minutes
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Just about everyone has an oddball friend who takes some getting used to, just like the screwball satire “The Lobster” has to be approached very carefully.

In the world of the not too distant  future, loners who can’t connect with a lover are given one last chance. They’re banished to a resort hotel of sorts and given one last chance to redeem themselves. If after 45 days they haven’t hooked up, they suffer the consequences of being turned into an animal.

Colin Farrell prefers becoming a Lobster, to which the hotel manager remarks, a lobster is an excellent choice. Take it from me, “The Lobster” is an excellent choice for adventurous moviegoers who crave something different, and I do mean different.

Downhearted Colin Farrell is at the center of this quirky black comedy. Will he make that romantic connection with the mysterious Rachel Weisz? She’s something of a kook herself in a world of dangerously repressed emotions.

Finding yourself perplexed by this theater of the absurd is no crime. Everyone’s entitled to their own interpretation of exactly what “The Lobster” is trying to tell us. Finding the style confusing only heightens your fascination with the eccentric characters, none more off-beat than the quirky John C. Reilly.

“The Lobster” is the kind of black comedy that has you scratching your head, and at the same time applauding the inventiveness. It’s strictly a one of a kind meditation on  the deep desired to be loved.

And “The Lobster” keeps its head above water with 3 stars. I’m not going to lie to you, ”The Lobster” is hardly run of the mill movie going.

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