The Lobster (2015)

When I’m stoned, the realization that there are other ways to do mundane tasks trip me out. Like how some cultures read words and sentences from right to left whereas English is read from left to right. I can’t imagine pronouncing a word in reverse, let alone comprehending an entire sentence in reverse. For that reason, it is commonly believed that our cultural upbringing shapes how we think and who we become.

In a dystopian society such as The Lobster, single people must find a mate within 45 days or be transformed into an animal of their choice. As a result, people learn to view romances and relationships in a self-benefiting manner, ultimately leading to a different style of thinking and socializing. The film shows the importance of nurture when it comes to societal development.

Reasons to watch high: The first few times I got high, I understood jokes that I would normally find offensive or stupid. Since then, I’ve opened up my mind to accept cultural differences which is what dystopian movies are all about. When watching The Lobster high, I was amused by their way of talking and the logic behind having a significant other. Unpredictable and awkward, but it makes sense.

The Lobster is better when high. The average stoner will like this movie.