It’s A Disaster Movie Review – So Wrong In The Right Ways
Note: This review is a republication of our 2012 Los Angeles Film festival review
It’s a Disaster is a disaster movie like you’ve never seen one and it’s brilliant. The movie focuses on four couples meeting up for their regular Sunday couples brunch and get so tangled in their personal dramas that it takes them a second to realize something wrong is happening in the city. As in bombs exploded in downtown Los Angeles a few miles from their house wrong and this could very well be armageddon.
The whole film takes place in the house and relies on the various interactions between the characters to move the story forward. There is always a risk that a movie could turn out really dull with this type of setting, but it definitely isn’t the case here. Director/writer Todd Berger has crafted such an ingenious and compelling script without a single dull moment throughout the film. But even more, Berger doesn’t go for the cheap laughs, oh no, the comedy of It’s a Disaster is quite clever and most of the time just plain “wrong” (in a good way). And yet, it also feels real in some way, which is kind of scary as well.
The film has such a great build up that the end is nothing but brilliant. I didn’t expect it, yet I don’t think it could have ended any other way. It’s quite simply perfect.
I don’t think you can explain much more about this film, it has to be experienced. But one thing’s for sure, it is one of the best films that I have seen not only at LAFF but so far this year and if you take a chance and go see it hopefully you’ll love it as much as I did.
The movie is out in limited release today and stars Rachel Boston, Kevin M. Brennan, David Cross, America Ferrera, Jeff Grace, Erinn Hayes, Blaise Miller, and Julia Stiles.
Rating: 9 out of 10 stars