Saturday, December 26, 2015

It's a Disaster (2012)

Director: Todd Berger

Writer: Todd Berger

Starring: David Cross, Julia Stiles, Rachel Boston, Kevin M. Brennan, America Ferrera, Jeff Grace, Erinn Hayes, Blaise Miller, Jesse Draper, Laura Adkin, Rob McGillvray, Todd Berger, Will Coleman, Helena Wei, Jared Sosa

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Are you prepared?

Plot: Four couples meet for Sunday brunch only to discover they are stuck in a house together as the world may be about to end.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again?  Nah.

This is an odd but likable little picture.  It's completely confined to the inside of one house and a lot of use is made of it, especially considering the USA is being attacked.  It's amusing but there are some good laughs thrown into the mix.  I liked the characters, the performances are good and I really liked Julia Stiles (I think for the first time...I thought she was wooden in DEXTER).  One thing that worked for my money was how their problems were much greater than the unknown of what's going on in the world outside. The ending is hysterical.  I say give this one a look.  The Oscilloscope DVD has a few extras like a commentary track with the writer/director Berger, Cross, Brennan and Grace, a behind the scenes featurette (10 minutes), a 2012 Comic-Con panel (23 minutes - it's for other stuff but they talk about this picture), 3 short films by the same crew (as The Vacationers - the films are GOOGLE MAPS, JULIA STILES STYLES and EXCUSE ME (all 2-3 minutes each), the theatrical trailer and trailers for 4 other Oscilloscope releases.

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