There are three main things going for this film. Firstly, it is very well directed by Steve McQueen. Secondly, the movie has a terrific cast of mainly women. And lastly, it has an excellent script written by McQueen together with Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl).
You might think from the startling opening shot of a human heart exposed and beating, that the sacred deer is about to be killed. It is an omen of what is to come but that shot is ostensibly to establish the fact that Steven Murphy (Farrell) is a heart surgeon – and a very successful one, which is evident from his lifestyle
Director Sofia Coppola has given us a movie that is lovely to look at and acted with finesse by a top raft of actors. The script, by Coppola, is intelligent and even the length of the film is just right.
A fantastic film…well almost, but because it is the first of a series of five new scripts that JK Rowling has written, it is not altogether perfect. There are characters and mention of events which I am sure will be more fully explained in the subsequent movies.
Well what can we say about The Lobster. What can we not say? A film like nothing you have never seen before, while the film’s resemblance to the director’s earlier 2009 film Dogtooth may be startling, The Lobster represents another genre entirely in today’s current film market.