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So, now that the big day has passed and all the presents are opened, you’re probably looking for something to watch on the telly whilst you force yourself to eat another turkey sandwich and wait for New Year’s Eve.
Apparently, this comedy – directed by Adam McKay – is the perfect way to get yourself through the often-dull post-Christmas perineum.
It’s features a huge cast, with Leo being joined by Jonah Hill, Jennifer Lawrence, Mark Rylance, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, and Ariana Grande, amongst others.
It’s a comedy science fiction film about two astronomers who are attempting to warn humankind of an approaching comet by embarking on a bizarre media tour.
The official synopsis reads: “Two astronomers go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling towards Earth.
“The response from a distracted world: Meh.”
Anyway, most of the people who have seen it so far say that it’s pretty damn good.
One person tweeted: “Don't Look Up is a comedy which portrays the depressing reality of our times.
“The direction is flawless and more importantly the most original piece you will see in recent times.
“It's brilliant. Loved it.”
A fun film debuted on Netflix on Christmas Eve. Incredible cast, poignant, funny screenplay, and don’t turn it off when the credits first appear.— bballer (@bballer) December 25, 2021
Enjoy ‘Don’t Look Up’ and see how its satire resonates with much of the nonsense we hear each day.
Another person wrote: “Don’t Look Up is an incredibly fun, yet anxiety-inducing film.
“Adam McKay’s classic satirical style is on full display here.
“Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence are powerhouse co-stars, the depth they give their characters carry this film.”
Watched Don’t Look Up on Netflix last night. A VERY moving and disturbing black comedy, which thankfully kept itself this side of a parody. Mirrored beautifully and worryingly to climate change. Di Caprio, was as always incredible. Near the end I was crying in horror!— Afton Water 🏴🇪🇺 #indyref2 (@AftonWater) December 25, 2021
A third said: “Don’t look up…
“Everyone needs to see this movie, the sense of urgency had me sick to my stomach as it should, with all that’s going on in the world right now but also had me laughing my ass off, don’t know how Adam McKay managed to combine such terror and comedy but I ate it up!”
just finished don’t look up!!! so good!!— Elisabeth ✌︎︎ (@cmtimothee) December 25, 2021
There you have it, the film has a massive cast, and there are some glowing reviews from punters who have seen it since it dropped onto the streaming platform just a matter of days ago.
That means that whether you’re trying to avoid eye contact with your family, bored of playing Monopoly, or simply want something to get you through a period of self-isolation, this could be the film for you.
Don’t Look Up is on Netflix now.
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