• The Lobster (2016)

The Lobster

Release Date: May 13th, 2016

DVD Release Date: August 2nd, 2016

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

In a dystopian society, single people must find a mate within 45 days or be transformed into an animal of their choice.

Cast: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux, John C. Reilly, Olivia Colman, Ben Whishaw, Ariane Labed, Angeliki Papoulia

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Genres: Science fiction , Fantasy , Romance , Romantic comedy , Drama

Production Co: Element Pictures, Scarlet Films

Distributors: A24

Keywords: Love ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The Lobster is what would happen if Wes Anderson set about doing Franz Kafka, with a hefty dash of George Orwell thrown into the mix: surreal, comic, sad, strange, beautiful, sublime. show more

  • 90

    A movie that explores the full spectrum of relationships with impeccable wit, delightfully dark humor and insights so sharp they verge on deadly. show more

  • 90
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    A richly rewarding but often very disturbing, even harrowing work. show more

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Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy