The Lobster

The Lobster ★★★★

The Lobster is a world bleached of color and individuality. The men wear business casual, the women all wear the same flower print sun dress, everyone delivers their lines without inflection and cinematographer Thimios Bakatakis captures it all with precise austerity.

The parallels of The Lobster with our world are fairly obvious and somewhat cynical, but they are profound. People do all sorts of stupid things to find love and keep their mates. Sometimes the motives behind those acts are false and contrived. Other times, they come from deep within the heart. But in the end, the point is quite clear: love hurts. A lot.

Full review at Boulder Weekly.