THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE LOBSTER (2016)

#128 is 2016's The Lobster. Simply put, an incredibly restrained Colin Farrell is David, who is dumped by his wife. In the dystopian society this is set in, he has 45 days to find true love. If not, he is turned into the animal of his choice and set free into the wild. The 45 days are spent at a hotel/resort where others of the same ilk are also trying to find love. The key is finding someone that shares a characteristic (suffers from nosebleeds, walks with a limp, etc).... He "finds" Rachel Weisz (who also narrates in an intentionally flat monotone) because both are shortsighted (!) Oh yes and if you can go out during your 45 days and shoot the "singes" living in the woods with tranquilizer darts, you can add extra days to your 45-day deadline. A definite curio, The Lobster has a lot of amusing and sobering things to say about the pressures put upon individuals to settle down and find a mate, and how frowned upon "loners" are. Unfortunately, the film goes way out there in the final third as our two leads end up living in the woods with the singles, and other even more bizarre stuff happens. Hard as heck to recommend except to the most adventurous moviegoer. If only the last part hadn't gotten so far out of control.

TLA ONE-WORD REVIEW: muddled

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

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