The Lobster is such an odd movie that even its lead actor, Colin Farrell, will freely admit that it’s “bizarre” and “out there,” but in all the best ways. This is not your traditional romantic comedy — and it’s unlike any romantic comedy you’ve ever seen — but that’s part of its charm. And once it gets going, drizzling its delightfully dry, absurdist vibe atop this story about a guy who just wants a connection, The Lobster slowly emerges as one of the year’s most romantic and inventive movies.
To mark the film’s release on Blu-ray and DVD today, we’ve got this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip featuring star Colin Farrell talking about the unique nature of the script, and why only a certain kind of performer could pull it all off. Check it out.
Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious HOTEL while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures, decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there, David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him.
The Blu-ray and DVD releases both include an all-new featurette, “The Fabric of Attraction: Concocting The Lobster,” taking viewers behind the scenes of the film. The Lobster will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.