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The Lobster (2015)

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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.

Director:

Yorgos Lanthimos

Writers:

Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou (as Efthimis Filippou)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Abrahams ... Donkey Shooter
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Doctor
Jessica Barden ... Nosebleed Woman
Olivia Colman ... Hotel Manager
Anthony Dougall Anthony Dougall ... 70 Year Old Waiter
Sean Duggan ... Guard Waiter
Colin Farrell ... David
Roland Ferrandi ... Loner Leader's Father
James Finnegan James Finnegan ... Bald Man
Robert Heaney Robert Heaney ... Restaurant Waiter
Rosanna Hoult ... David's Wife
Jaro Jaro ... Bob the Dog
Ryac Ryac ... Bob the Dog
Ashley Jensen ... Biscuit Woman
Kathy Kelly Kathy Kelly ... Police Officer 1
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Storyline

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods. Written by R. Byma

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An unconventional love story by Yorgos Lanthimos.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including dialogue, and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

David (Colin Farrell), Robert (John C. Reilly) and John (Ben Wishaw) are the only named characters throughout the whole entire movie. See more »

Goofs

After the heartless woman falls down from getting shot by David with a tranquilizer gun, her skirt falls open high enough to see her underwear. When David approaches her, her skirt is now covering up the underwear. See more »

Quotes

David: [as the Biscuit Woman screams in pain in the distance] What happened?
Heartless Woman: She jumped from the window from 180. There is blood and biscuits everywhere.
David: I hope she dies right away.
David: [he pauses] On second thought, I hope she suffers quite a bit before she dies. I just hope her pathetic screams can't be heard from my room, because I was thinking about having a lie down, and I need peace and quiet. I was playing golf, and the last thing I need is some woman dying slowly and loudly.
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Bleep Disco
Written and performed by Johnnie Burn
Published by Tonic Music Ltd.
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Best part was at the beginning
19 December 2015 | by smartt-80128See all my reviews

The best part of the movie happens within the first ten seconds when a donkey is shot, and that was the only time I felt any emotion. It doesn't get much worse than this. I know the acting is meant to be robotic but that comes off just like you would expect it to. What's the point of A list actors and then have them act poorly on purpose? The subject matter might be somewhat provocative but it doesn't carry the entire movie. I can really imagine people walked out of this.

This movie is horrible and boring and I think these good reviews have to be made up. Please I'm trying to save you from wanting to do what happened to the donkey. Stay away.


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Country:

Ireland | UK | Greece | France | Netherlands | USA

Language:

English | French | Greek

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lobster See more »

Filming Locations:

County Kerry, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$190,252, 15 May 2016

Gross USA:

$9,077,245

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,456,717
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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