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All You Need To Know About Don’t Look Up (2021) Movie Review, Cast , Plot , Summary & More

Don’t Look Up is a 2021 American apocalyptic satire film written, co-produced, and directed by Adam McKay. This film is a story of two low-level astronomers who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth. Don’t Look Up allegedly cost around $110 million, with $30 million going to DiCaprio and $25 million going to Lawrence (no conventional theatrical release means no backend bonuses).

Cast

Tyler Perry as Jack Bremmer

Timothée Chalamet as Yule

Ron Perlman as Colonel Benedict Drask

Ariana Grande as Riley Bina

Kid Cudi as DJ Chello

Himesh Patel as Phillip Kaj

Melanie Lynskey as June Mindy

Michael Chiklis as Dan Pawketty

Tomer Sisley as Adul Grelio

Paul Guilfoyle as US Air Force Lieutenant General Stuart Themes

Robert Joy as Congressman Tenant

Cate Blanchett as Brie Evantee

Meryl Streep as Janie Orlean

Review & Is It The Movie Worth To Watch

Fantastic and hilarious movie! If you like satire and especially if you liked the series VEEP or enjoy Saturday Night Live sketches, then you’ll love this movie. The movie advances at a quick pace, is packed with humor, and does a great job of poking fun at how our society, media, and political structure are often mislead and/or manipulated for gain (be it money, power, or ratings).

The movie, while clearly a comedy, will also make the more intelligent viewer ponder if this happened in our current society, just how much of the satire would in fact mirror many peoples’ actions/reactions and how much political maneuvering and personal gain would be sought by those in positions of wealth, power, or the public eye in general. Sadly, just like there are those who price gouge during national disasters, there are and will be those who lie about and manipulate perception and data to advance themselves.

DiCaprio and Lawrence steal the key limelight with great performances and due to the allegoric message the film is trying to scream at a society that in part doesn’t want to listen, those that choose to get it will have to excuse the heavy-handed obviousness with which some of the metaphorical comparisons to reality are chosen to be made. Nevertheless, it’s a rare case of a new concept being deployed with some actual substance and provides a refreshing change of pace from the typical churned out movie drawl that plagues the industry at present.

Overall, the movie was cleverly written and the acting was brilliant! In essence, Don’t Look Up is a fantastic film and call to action on climate change. It challenges our preconceived notions of everything just working out and gives the viewer an uncomfortable narrative to confront, AKA a hallmark of genuine media that makes the viewer think for a change. Must suggest this movie for a watch.

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