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A Lobster Tale (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 21 October 2006 (USA)
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Cody Brewer, a quiet New England fisherman isn't doing too well for himself. His wife feels neglected, and his son keeps getting picked on by the school bully. While out collecting his ... See full summary »

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Mike Stanton
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Cody Brewer, a quiet New England fisherman isn't doing too well for himself. His wife feels neglected, and his son keeps getting picked on by the school bully. While out collecting his lobster traps one day, Cody finds a strange green moss that holds magical powers. Once word gets out about the magical moss, the entire town suddenly becomes Cody's best friend, all hoping to get a piece of it. With the townspeople clamoring for some moss and the already delicate state of the Brewer family, Cody has a tough time figuring out exactly what to do. Written by Anonymous

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They never asked for a miracle.

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual material, including brief nudity | See all certifications »

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A 'nonsensical' Lobster Tale
20 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Theme: Poverty stricken family that can not afford a pair of pants for their son and can not pay utility bills. Oh, how a windfall of money would 'lift' such a family in so many ways. If there was a possibility of such a life altering windfall wouldn't the family vote on it? No family votes on anything in this film. Rather, the husband/father RULES and almost always the wrong way.

Other themes: Dysfunctional marriage with husband, from scene one, ignoring his loving wife and her numerous heart wrenching efforts to save their marriage. Miracle sea weed plays no role in this whatsoever. Rather, a chance occurrence leads to resolution.

What to do with a very little bit of a substance that can cure even the worst terminal illness. Save it for your family, for relatives and/or search the community for a young mother with breast cancer or very young child with a horrid or terminal illness? Or instead use it on a very old man who has already lived a long, full life?

When it comes to such decisions, as noted, forget family votes. Why vote when two of the three family members make their own private decisions without so much as a word to the others.

When the wife suggests a safe deposit box, recognizing that some might steal a 'miracle' hubby decides, as he does with most all decisions, that placing it atop their living room TV is the best way to go.

The son's struggle with a difficult moral decision is worthy though, consistent with the film, is shrouded in dishonesty (not his sea weed) and the son's knowledge that he can not discuss such matters with his parents.

While the sea weed helps some with their physical ills it can not help this lame project.


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