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Movies: ‘The Lobster’

Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell in “The Lobster.”

The woman tells her husband, David, that she is leaving him. He asks, “Does he wear glasses or contacts?” This is unwelcome news for near-sighted David (a remarkable Colin Farrell, complete with paunch, great dust-broom of a mustache, rimless eyeglasses, calm aspect), who must now move into a high-security hotel where he has 45 days to find another, unattached partner or be transformed into an animal of his choosing.

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