After a man's (Colin Farrell) wife leaves him he checks himself into a motel-and has a certain number of days to get into a new relationship. If he's unable to and is still alone he'll be transformed into an animal and released into the wild to fend for himself. When asked by another what animal he wants to be he says "A Lobster", because they live for over 100 years. At the hotel there's a woman who is interested in him, who he has no interest in at all. He does hook up with someone who has no emotions and she ends up killing his dog, who was previously his brother. On his last day as a human he flees into he woods to be with the other loners but that's not much better. It's the reverse-if they find out you're in a relationship or love someone you're severely punished. However, he does meet a woman (Rachel Weisz), who is short-sighted like him-and falls in love. This is all put to the test when the group's leader blinds her so the two no longer have that in common. It's a weird movie filled with lots of social commentary-and it's also disturbing, sort of like a David Lynch film. Recommended.