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At night, the management take the residents to the woods, where they have the opportunity to hunt (with tranquilizer rifles) the community of escaped single people who have fled their animal fates.
Bagging a body gets contestants an extra day for a chance at love.
It's the most humane, sincere relationship in the movie.
It exists in contrast with the high -takes contest, as if to ask: what's worse being a dog, or living within the impossible expectations of others.
David (Colin Farrell), recently dumped by his wife of 11 years, is the newest guest of heartbreak hotel.
He's emotionally fragile, a little pragmatic, and, much like a reality contestant, more interested in winning this game than finding true love.
If The Lobster, the first English language film from director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) had a Hollywood elevator pitch, it would have to be "The Bachelor reimagined as art house cinema." As it is, The Lobster is a very non-Hollywood film about society's obsession with relationships, set in an alternate reality identical to ours, barring a crucial adjustment.
Single adults — be they single by choice or by circumstance: solitary, divorced, or widowed — are shipped to a hotel where they must find a suitable mate within 45 days, or be turned into an animal of their choosing and released into the forest.
The film raises so many questions about this process: How does it work? The more animals roam through its background, the less interested the film is in its top-level premise.
Mostly for the better, sometimes for the worse, this is a movie that loses interests in its own ideas faster than a child with a toy box full of distractions.
But the film moves forward, raising more questions and thoughts, leaving behind whatever it last asked.