On Saturday afternoon I sat down on a small wooden chair, placing the backpack down in the corner of the South American restaurant, just after leaving the local cinema. It made a change from the usual haunt of the breakfast burrito and eggs florentine that usual follows a trip to see the latest cinematic masterpiece, and perhaps there were surprises to be had.
After some time perusing the menu, a feast fit for the eyes as well as the stomach was ordered, with cups of tea of course. What? We’re not barbarians, now excuse me while I change into my evening tuxedo!
What followed afterwards was a delight. A mixture of pulled meats, lentils, plantain with either sour dough bread or arepas which is a lovely fried bread when put together with salad and sauces. Even pictures of said food would not do it justice and brought back some wonderful memories of previous visits to South America. These dishes only served to lift your spirits in a wonderfully bright and warm environment, and to even enhance the dining experience, the staff were just a delight. Round off with a cup of tea and to be honest, it was a great surprise to find such a feast awaiting us in the confines of a small indoor market.
Why am I telling you this? Well, one simple reason; it’s about 100% more interesting than what happens in today’s film on the chopping block; The Lobster.
Winning several awards from various bodies around the world, this seems to be a prime example of Oscar Bait surely? It was released last year and now is available on DVD. Well I’m not even going to waste your time any further. This is one of the worse attempts at satire or indeed story I’ve ever witnessed. During the screening, it sent people to sleep, others walked out, and even those who stayed were compelled to look at what was happening on Facebook more than what was on screen.
If you want to read on about the film, then by all means but the more you read, the more you will get confused. There will be spoilers but seriously, it really won’t matter here. Continue reading