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It's a Disaster (2012)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  7 June 2013 (Poland)
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Four couples meet for Sunday brunch only to discover they are stuck in a house together as the world may be about to end.

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Eight friends meet for their monthly couples brunch. But what starts as an impromptu therapy session/airing of domestic grievances takes a sudden, catastrophic turn when the city falls victim to a mysterious attack. Trapped in the house and unsure of their fates, these seemingly normal people become increasingly unhinged to surprising results. Written by Oscilloscope Pictures

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug content

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$15,305 (USA) (12 April 2013)

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Glen calls the final book of the Bible "Revelations" instead of its correct name "Revelation". A Bible History teacher would never make such a mistake. See more »

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Hedy: Do you think that when we die, we have to wear the clothes we died in for all of eternity?
Buck: No way. I bet we get those kickin' white robes like you see in the old cartoons.
Hedy: I look awful in white. Maybe Emma would let me borrow some sweats.
Buck: I bet you get a sweet-ass harp too.
Hedy: Hmmmm...
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Hedy: Do you have any idea how many human beings are estimated to have lived and died on Earth throughout all of time?
Buck: I have absolutely no idea.
Hedy: 106 billion.
Buck: Wow.
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If dry humour is for you then it's an absolute joy.
9 September 2013 | by (Suffolk, England) – See all my reviews

2013 seems to be the year for apocalypse comedies. Two of the best contemporary comedic gangs made This Is The End and The World's End which were quite funny but didn't live up to expectations. I may have found the best one. However, It's A Disaster is on a much smaller scale than those two. We never leave the one house and it's not concerned with action sequences, only character driven drama. But it's much better for it. Sure, we've seen these character archetypes a million times before, but it's the combination of them all together that makes it fun to watch. It's quite ambitious having 8 main characters, all with equal input. The film's story itself has a slow pace but it's utterly crammed with jokes at every junction. All of which made me laugh. I absolutely loved its sense of humour, it's wonderfully dry with great subtle sight gags thrown in for good measure. It always sets up several jokes, never happy with just having one.

Although it starts off with the characters just bantering, the impending doom effect of the script keeps it compelling and it has great hints of foreshadowing sprinkled throughout. Every little minute detail leads to conflict of some kind and instead of feeling frustrating, it instead develops the characters and makes it feel much more rich and convincing. It's unfortunate that I never really felt emotionally involved with the characters due to the limited setup, but I was always intrigued and involved with their dramatic story lines. Although the visual look of the film is pretty bland, there is some clever blocking and sound design here that really helps it feel more natural and less silly than it could've been. Unfortunately, if you don't like the humour or find the characters irritating, you'll be bored senseless It's A Disaster, but if they're for you, it's an absolute joy. One of the most entertaining indies of the year.

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