Long have I argued that every bit of media, no matter the form, that we consume affects our reception of anything else. Coming to DVD and Blu-ray next week is a movie which perfectly exhibits this reality — “The Lobster.”
The film is all about this guy who wants to find the right companion with whom to spend the rest of his days and, if he can’t, he’s going to be turned into a a lobster. If that doesn’t instantly bring to mind Phoebe Buffay and her description of Ross and Rachel, I’m willing to bet that you haven’t watched “Friends.”
It isn’t that the filmmakers necessarily wanted to make the reference either, it’s just that anyone familiar with the NBC sitcom is going to look at “The Lobster” differently than those who aren’t and that is fascinating.