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Old 03-16-16, 08:56 AM
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The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) S: Colin Farrell & Rachel Weisz

The release date has been pushed from March 11 to May 13.
Loved Dogtooth & Alps. Looking forward to this one.

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou
Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, Olivia Colman & Angeliki Papoulia

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Old 03-16-16, 08:59 AM
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Whoops. Wrong thread.

This movie was actually pretty good and definitely different. A24 took over distribution from Alchemy which caused the delay. A lot of that kind of stuff going on lately, hopefully they'll save The Little Prince as well.
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Re: The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) S: Colin Farrell & Rachel Weisz

I'm game just for the concept. Still haven't seen Dogtooth.
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Still haven't seen Dogtooth.
What are you waiting for? No mames guey!
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I'm game just for the concept. Still haven't seen Dogtooth.
It's on Hulu if you have a subscription... just saying ( think it's also on Xfinity On Demand for free if you're unfortunate enough to have Comcast)
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I liked it a lot. It's more of a concept fit for a 10 episodes mini-series than a feature movie. There were so many different aspects of this concept they just touched on. Had they explore any of it just a little more could easily be an episode itself.
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Re: The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) S: Colin Farrell & Rachel Weisz

I still gotta watch this, but my parents did see it... well, most of it. My mom said something happens around halfway through the film that completely turned off both my parents to the point they shut off the film. Really curious to find out what that could have been.
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I can see that. I'm pretty sure I know what part they were talking about. That somewhat surprised me too. That said, in terms of plot/character, it fit perfectly.

Saw this today. Sunday matinee show, the theatre was actually pretty full, so that was nice.

I liked it a lot. I got divorced 4.5 years ago after being married 18 years so I've experienced a little bit of how much of the world is keyed to 'partners'.
I'm still thinking about it, and what it says about relationships, and while I'm sure I'm missing some nuances,

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How sometimes people connect over the most mundane things, and the things people will do to be 'partnered'. Is a 'neutral' relationship based on an untruth better than none? And how adamant both sides (partnered and loners) can be about the rightness of their side. And how ultimately, many if not most people in relationships still put themselves first.


It could potentially be a mini-series, Black Mirror-esque maybe?
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I agree that this might have been better if it was a miniseries of some kind. As a film, I didn't really enjoy the first act, but liked where it went after that.

As for the part islandclaws parents didn't like, I'm guessing it was:
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when the one woman is seen laying on the bricks, face down, screaming. We, the audience, know that she jumped (because she said she would). What struck me about this was the LONG cut of just seeing her screaming, with the blood pooling around her. Pretty fucked up, not to mention the other characters' reactions to the situation.
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Re: The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) S: Colin Farrell & Rachel Weisz

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As for the part islandclaws parents didn't like, I'm guessing it was:
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when the one woman is seen laying on the bricks, face down, screaming. We, the audience, know that she jumped (because she said she would). What struck me about this was the LONG cut of just seeing her screaming, with the blood pooling around her. Pretty fucked up, not to mention the other characters' reactions to the situation.
Interesting. I was thinking the scene that might have upset them was the one involving...

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...the callous murder of the dog/brother.
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Oh yeah. That I could see, too. I only zeroed in on the first one because it was so hard to watch, even though it wasn't gory/explicit, because it takes so long to cut away.

But you're probably right about the second one. It was quick gore, but upsetting, for sure.
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I finally watched it and, without actually confirming, Perkinsun is def right on why they ended it.

This was a weird, cold distant film that managed to say a lot about our current social and relationship climate. The two halves are different but tonally similar. I didn't care for the characters at all, though, which I guess was intentional?
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Spoiler:
How sometimes people connect over the most mundane things, and the things people will do to be 'partnered'. Is a 'neutral' relationship based on an untruth better than none? And how adamant both sides (partnered and loners) can be about the rightness of their side. And how ultimately, many if not most people in relationships still put themselves first.
Beautifully said! I saw the end of my 10-year relationship in 2012 and have been dating with a lot of these things in my head. In that instance the movie spoke to a lot of feelings I have on a daily basis regarding dating/relationships.

In the scene where
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Short Sighted Woman is made blind and David is playing games with her/keeping her company, he asks her all these seemingly random questions. I totally thought at first that he was looking for reasons to not see her anymore, now that she was blind.


Finally got a chance to watch this today. Really enjoyed it. Even though both halves felt different (though still similar in tone/ideas), I still felt they were necessary for the characters or groups being focused on.

I love Lanthimos' work.

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I didn't care for the characters at all, though, which I guess was intentional?
It might have been intentional? Not many of the characters in the film have names that are said, outside David and a handful of others.
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Re: The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) S: Colin Farrell & Rachel Weisz

Didn't get into this one, unfortunately. Wanted to, but alas...
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I love Lanthimos' work.
I've yet to see this one (waiting for the Blu to drop in price) but based on Dogtooth & Alps I have to agree.
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Re: The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) S: Colin Farrell & Rachel Weisz

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I've yet to see this one (waiting for the Blu to drop in price) but based on Dogtooth & Alps I have to agree.
If you are Region-Free, I was going to suggest the UK release (which I have) but I believe that is going for the same price shipped as the current US release ($15-16).
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Saw this the other night. Definitely a strange little movie. Not sure if it's one to like/not like but had some interesting views on relationships.
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I thought this was awful.
Total borefest.

Odd, unusual and probably original but that doesn't mean it's good.

At nearly 2 hours it's about 30 too long and runs out of interesting at about 40 minutes.
Last 30 are excruciating.
I suppose the movie is a metaphor for something but I'm not sure what.
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Pacing was a bit off, but what a unique film this was. And I laughed...a lot. The whole cast was amazing. Colin Farrell is an underrated actor.
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This is free on Amazon Prime video if anyone wants to see it for the Oscars. I'm planning on checking out tonight.
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It's a terrific film. A pitch black comedy with something to actually say.
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It's a terrific film. A pitch black comedy with something to actually say.
Different strokes for different folks. I saw it and was really hoping I would like it. Alas, it is not to be.

It was the second movie I bought and saw that week that disappointed me. I also bought Swiss Army Man and of the two I enjoyed Army Man more but wouldnt recommend either of these films to anyone I wanted to keep as friends. Neither of them were terrible but I just didnt enjoy either of them.
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I thought I already posted about the movie. Anyway, enjoyed it a lot. It's quirky but not annoying. Glad I was able to check it out. Rented it through the library when it got released on DVD.
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I was really enjoying the film but I just felt like it ran out of gas. Great concept though.
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Yorgos Lanthimos does it again, 3 for 3 and one of the best of 2016.

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