A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.
“A wickedly funny protest against societal preference for nuclear coupledom that escalates, by its own sly logic, into a love story of profound tenderness and originality.” – Guy Lodge, VARIETY
“The Lobster remains strangely romantic throughout, an absurdist take on the notion that great love stories — Casablanca, The Way We Were, Gone With the Wind — don’t always end tidily.” – Steve Persil, TAMPA BAY TIMES
“The symbolism is humanized by a top-flight cast and an ending that manages to be brutal and rapturously romantic at the same time.” – Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE