Don't Look Up
Don't Look Up is a 2021 American satirical science fiction comedy film written, produced, and directed by Adam McKay. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as two low-level astronomers attempting to warn mankind, via a media tour, about an approaching comet that will destroy Earth. Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep round out the ensemble cast. The film is a satirical allegory of media, government, and cultural indifference to the crisis of anthropogenic climate change. Grande and Mescudi also collaborated on the song "Just Look Up" as part of the film's soundtrack.
Astronomy student Kate Dibiasky discovers the existence of an unidentified comet. Her professor, Dr. Randall Mindy, calculates that the trajectory of the asteroid crosses that of the Earth and that an impact will take place in about six months, killing all life in the process.
|genre||comedy political satire science fiction social|
|keywords||alien planet attack cancel cryogenic sleep follow kill sex scandal television program the white house total destruction wake up white house wild animal|
|producer||Adam McKay Kevin Messick|
|theme||black comedy disaster impact event satirical|