The apocalyptic satire “Don’t Look Up”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep, debuted on Netflix a few days ago and has already become one of the platform’s biggest show hits.
Now, to promote the feature film, DiCaprio has sat down with the streaming giant to explain, in his own words, the production’s narrative content.
In the plot, astronomy student Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and her teacher, Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), discover that a comet is about to collide with Earth, but no one seems to care. Alerting humanity to the fatal impact of a boulder the size of Mount Everest will not be easy. With the help of Dr Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), they embark on a media tour of the office of indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son Jason (Jonah Hill) on The Daily Rip, a morning show. humorous hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). Just six months away from the crash, grabbing the attention of the media and a social media obsessed audience is proving to be an incredibly comedic challenge – what will it take to get the world to look up?
Directed by Adam McKay (“The Big Bet”), Netflix’s sci-fi comedy divided reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and garnered 55% approval, with a rating of 6.20 / 10.
By general consensus, “‘Don’t Look Up’ is aiming for something too big to consistently land, but McKay’s satire serves its purpose of collective denial.”
Check out the main comments below:
“‘Don’t Look Up’ is all about science, baby” – Reverse.
“Definitely one of the worst movies of 2021 – an arrogant and unbearable mess” – Midwest Film Journal.
“The concept of the film could be very practical – in safe hands” – Globe and Mail.
“’Don’t Look Up’ is perhaps the funniest movie of 2021 – and the most depressing too” – San Francisco Chronicle.
“A film with all the good things to say […], but conceived in such a clumsy satire that it is enough to turn an environmentalist into a pro-deforestation. – TheWrap.
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Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Chiklis, Tomer Sisley and Cate Blanchett complete the cast.
McKay is no stranger to high-caliber productions, having directed the incredible “The Big Bet” (which won five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture) and “Vice”, which won the statuette. of the best makeup and hairstyle.
McKay joins as a producer alongside Kevin Messick.
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