2016 black comedy
Plot: David is taken to a camp filled with other single people where he must meet his soul mate in 45 days or be transformed into an animal and released into the world. It's a struggle.
This is from Dogtooth director Giorgos Lanthimos, and if you've seen that, you know exactly what to expect. The appeal for me is the weirdness of the world being created is approached so casually. You just have to go with the flow because nothing the characters say or do or nothing in the film's style suggests that anything you're seeing isn't completely natural. Like Dogtooth, the pace of this is very different from what people used to Hollywood movies might expect. Its shocks come quietly or nonchalantly, almost like a mischievous kid hiding behind a doorway and half-murmuring a "Boo" in the most deadpan way imaginable. A lot of the humor works because it doesn't seem like any of the actors know how to deliver their lines and therefore just end up saying them. Colin Farrell plays a sort of hopeless everyman so well that you're almost convinced the guy's the biggest loser in the world. I laughed (especially at a line about blood and biscuits and a post-masturbation toaster punishment), but it was always with a feeling of unease.
As with Dogtooth and Alps, this stubbornly refuses to answer all of your questions or even really fill you in on what it's trying to say. It seems to be a twisted look at relationships, the expectations we have for those we're in relationships with, and the expectations society places on people in regards to relationships, but I'd have to see it again to figure out just what the animal/people connection has to do with anything or what the hell was going on at the end of the movie.
Anyway, you artsy-fartsy types who loved Dogtooth and happen to be in the mood for a romantic comedy will likely find a lot to love here. Somewhere, I saw this described as a cross between Luis Bunuel and Charlie Kaufman, and that makes perfect sense to me. I'd credit the person who came up with that, but I'm far too lazy to look it up.