Director: Adam McKay
Writer/s: Adam McKay, David Sirota
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Rob Morgan, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, and more.
Listen, say no more than a new Leonardo DiCaprio movie. I don’t need to know anything about it and I will be all in. This was one of the first films that I am doing my new method of simply not watching any trailers unless I am sitting in a movie theater. Since “Don’t Look Up” is a Netflix movie, I saw zero trailers. All I knew was a stacked cast and the heavily debated genius that Adam McKay is considered. But like I said, we got Leo? You have my attention.
“Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.”
What can I even say with a summary like that and not spoil the movie? Well all I will say is that regardless of a viewer enjoying or disliking this movie, it will sit with you. You will not forget “Don’t Look Up.” I surely haven’t. Without the spoils, the film mirrors life today, whether you would like to admit it or not. As far as I go, this is my fkn blog and review and I say it mirrors it with painful accuracy, and that more than anything stuck with me.
For a movie that boasts an incredible amount of star power, one thing that really shocked me was how no one really had a truly stand out performance. There are plenty of great moments, but in my opinion there are start to finish breakouts. Leo, not shocking at all, is great. Lawrence puts on a solid, deeply passionate, scientist performance. GUESS WHAT?! I LIKED MERYL STREEP! And Jonah Hill? Who doesn’t love a wild Jonah Hill performance? He really may have stolen the movie for me.
While it may not be the same Oscar formula film like its many co-nominees and former nominees, it is undeniably an Adam McKay picture. It takes a hotly contested topic, sprays some comedy over top of the realism and you end up sitting there laughing in the painful truth… If you are like me that is. I watched “Don’t Look Up” months ago and it is still one I think about frequently which explains the nomination enough in my eyes. Definitely an interesting watch.
Edited by Abby McNatt
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