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

Production Co: Element Pictures, Scarlet Films

Distributors: A24

Keywords: Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 80
    Screen International

    It may be based on universal human anxieties about love, relationships, compatibility and loneliness, but Filippou’s script takes on a defiant, prickly life of its own, refusing to play as an easy allegory. show more

  • 90
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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