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.
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Jennifer Jason Leigh
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
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I kept watching because Colin Farrell's screen presence kept my attention. I assumed that at some point, one of the characters would display some level of cognizance of the ridiculous plot in which they were immersed. It turned out to be a waste of 2 hours.
This movie is nothing more than a vapid romp through someone's dull subconscious. I theorize it was written by someone who one day had the random thought that if he had to be transformed into an animal, he'd like it to be a lobster. Unfortunately, not all random thoughts deserve to be expanded into a screenplay.
The characters are uninteresting - robotic and ultimately boring with no relatable human qualities. In Orwell's 1984 dystopia, at least we understand why the outer party members are so accepting of their situation - fear. There appears to be no motive for the citizens of the society in this film to accept submission to their ludicrous circumstance. This fact alone undermines the entire premise. Temporary suspension of disbelief regarding the characters' basic humanity and motivation turns into permanent suspension before the film is a quarter done.
If this film is indeed allegory, I missed the hidden meaning entirely, and I've not read any other reviews that have gone further than merely to state, "This is allegory," or, "This film makes you think." Really? What is the subtext then? What's it making you think about? Pretentious babble.
A very bad movie. I'm giving it two stars because I watched it all the way through, though I am perfectly willing to stop watching a movie after 20 minutes if it's truly awful. The film-makers get credit for making me believe they were going to deliver some substance before the end.
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