Join us for a Facebook Live chat with American Honey star Sasha Lane on Monday, Sept. While most of his time is spent with his father's band, who needs money to buy a ... Julio, a Mexican teenager musician, tries to rehearse with his jazz band to win a scholarship to New York. An investigation is started as to the reason for this apparent suicide, but the family keeps insisting that it was an accident.
The first part of the film is amusing, quirky and entertaining.
The style is pleasant and interesting, despite some nasty moments.
Some of the shots drag a little, but it adds to the curious atmosphere.
The dry, deadpan dialogue is perfectly delivered, Colin Farrell as the main protagonist shows he really is a fine actor. New characters are introduced and the mood becomes much bleaker.
No longer is this humorous, the stakes have changed.
It is hard to identify with the new characters as we had already invested emotion in the earlier ones.
And it gets worse, leading to en ending that is as unclear as it is unpleasant.
The Lobster cannot seem to make up its mind what kind of a film it is, is it simply saying that we are all venal and craven in the end? And if we are capable of love, is it really so shallow as to be broken by people saying things?
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. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.