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. – Source:imdb
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, and Léa
Seydoux. This “Avant Garde” movie is set on a society where single people are
not accepted, they are the outcasts. Society thinks single people should not
exist, it is illegal and it’s even dangerous to be a single person.
The single individuals are taken to a hotel, where
a set of rules are given to them; they only got 45 days to find a mate, otherwise
they will be converted into animals (of their choice). This world, like any other
society, have a group of outcast that are hidden from society and also very
much organize too. I do not want to give more away. The movie is entertaining
and very interesting, just the thought of a society like this one sounds crazy
but …when you think about it, we live in a crazy society too.
When I saw The Lobster the first thought
that came to my mind was: “The story in this movie is not so different from the
real world” In today’s world you become an outcast in certain situations like: when
you are single, when you don’t have kids, when you don’t have the ideal body
type, when you have a certain look and so on and so forth. People judge us because of how we live and especially in traditional society (like mine) If you haven't achieve certain things by the time you turn 30, you are strange and even called unlucky (but that is a post for another night). We do have love involved in the story and we see what one guy is capable to do to find the right mate or to keep it by his side. We are living in a decade (I dare to say) where everybody is obsessed to find love! Since we have the world in the palm of our hands ...or sometimes in our back pocket, we think it should be easier to find love but it is not.
I do recommend this movie, it is one of those movies
that are underrated and maybe it didn’t make it to your local movie theater but
you have to find it and watch it.
I give it...Ten Pop Corns!
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