Led by Colin Farrell in a career-best performance, “The Lobster” is set in a not-so-distant future where society values relationships over everything else. The story involves a lonely widower who checks into a hotel in which each guest has 45 days to form a relationship or risk being turned into an animal of his or her choosing. It would be a crime to spoil exactly what happens within the confines of this strange residency (and an even bigger crime to mention anything that happens once the man breaks out), so let’s just say that you probably won’t see a more painful black comedy or pointed satire at the movies this year.
The movie co-stars John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman and Lea Seydoux. See some of the bewildering story in the exclusive TV spot above, and make sure to check out “The Lobster” when it hits a theater near you.