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Paired Off

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Paired Off

In a world of dating apps and websites where people can connect with the click of a button and a list of their interests, Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film The Lobster looks at what happens when this culture is taken to an extreme.

Colin Farrell plays David, who lives in a dystopian world where if you don’t find a life partner, you turn into an animal. He checks into a hotel where all the single people running out of time have a last chance to meet someone. Bizarre I know!

But if you suspend your disbelief for a second you will become enthralled by this idea of society being centered around paired off couples and so called “loners.” David struggles with the desire to find someone who society says is right for him and taking the time to find someone he actually loves.

The movie, in all of its peculiarities, points out the social pressures to find the “one”, what it means to be alone, and the differences in every relationship.

So if you happen to wander into a movie theater this week and have a little extra time to be in deep thought afterwards, this might be the movie for you.

By Nicole, intern at the studio

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