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It's a Disaster -- Eight friends meet for their monthly couples brunch, but what starts as an impromptu therapy session 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 hilarious, surprising, and revealing results.
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7 June 2013 (Poland) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Todd Berger 
Writing credits
Todd Berger (written by)

Produced by
Laura Adkin .... associate producer
Molly Christie Benson .... line producer
Gordon Bijelonic .... producer
Kevin M. Brennan .... producer (as Kevin Brennan)
Jesse Draper .... executive producer
Robert Gosling .... executive producer
Jeff Grace .... producer
Dean Katamanin .... associate producer
Krysanne Katsoolis .... executive producer
Thoma Kikis .... co-executive producer
Mark Korshak .... executive producer
Matthew Kovner .... co-executive producer
Alison Lee .... executive producer
John Margetis .... executive producer
Jordan Marks .... associate producer
Rob McGillivray .... executive producer
Elizabeth Scully .... associate producer
Eric Sherman .... executive producer
Caroline Stevens .... executive producer
Brett D. Thompson .... producer
Datari Turner .... producer
Cinematography by
Nancy Schreiber 
Film Editing by
Franklin Peterson 
Casting by
Hannah Cooper 
Production Design by
Peter K. Benson 
Art Direction by
Gigi Barbes 
Costume Design by
Karen Mann 
Makeup Department
Jacquie Fetch .... assistant hair stylist
Devin Joplin .... assistant makeup artist
Megan Kildoo .... assistant hair stylist
Meredith Lovegrove .... key hair stylist
Dani Maslaney .... assistant makeup artist
Shauna O'Toole .... makeup department head
Production Management
Molly Christie Benson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonathan Hay .... second second assistant director
Eric Sherman .... first assistant director
Steve Windle .... second assistant director
Art Department
Adam Clark .... props
Ofa Halapua .... art coordinator
Christopher Pearce .... set dresser
Mariano Rueda .... set dresser
Sound Department
Matt Brailey .... foley artist
Scott Cannizzaro .... adr mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... foley supervisor
Sam Hamer .... sound mixer
Ted Hamer .... boom operator
Andy Hay .... re-recording mixer
Andy Hay .... sound designer
Jesse Pomeroy .... supervising sound editor
Paul Stanley .... supervising sound editor
Yu-Ting Su .... foley mixer
Jake Valentine .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
Mary McIlwain .... rotoscope
Visual Effects by
Aaron Arendt .... visual effects supervisor
Neil W. Smith .... digital intermediate supervisor: Hollywood_DI
Camera and Electrical Department
Rodney Austin .... second assistant camera, "b" camera, day player
Christopher M. Bauer .... best boy/grip (as Chris Bauer)
David Condrey .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, day player
Justin Gamboa .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Christos Georgakopoulos .... grip
Jeff Godshall .... lamp operator
Jasper Granderath .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ric Griffith .... steadicam operator
David A. Hoffman .... electrician
Nate Howard .... key grip
Anthony Kwan .... digital imaging technician
Chris Lewis .... gaffer
Michael Off .... camera operator
Colby Oliver .... camera operator: "a" camera
Colby Oliver .... director of photography: second unit
Chase Parsons .... digital imaging technician
Paul Samaniego .... gaffer
Morgan Crikey Smith .... best boy lighting technician
Leonard P. Walsh II .... camera operator
Leonard P. Walsh II .... second assistant camera: A camera
Rachel Watrous .... electrician
Tom Wood .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ali Becraft .... costumer
Samantha Pavlat .... set costumer
Natasha Romanow .... costumer
Kristen Saints .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Jonathan M. Dillon .... assistant editor (as Jonathan Dillon)
Aaron Peak .... colorist: Hollywood DI
Neil W. Smith .... digital intermediate supervisor
Michael Suter .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Chris Martins .... music supervisor
Austin Wintory .... music consultant
Other crew
Will Coleman .... key set production assistant
Justin Desrosiers .... production assistant
Megan Friberg .... production assistant
Christina Jarboe .... stand-in
Santino S. Lamancusa .... production assistant
Doug Manley .... production assistant
Nina Millin .... production assistant
Travis Nicholson .... production assistant
Liza Oppenheimer .... production assistant
Beth Prouty .... production assistant
Brand Rackley .... production assistant
Mark Rogers .... benefactor
Mark G. Rogers .... benefactor
Christopher R. Sabin .... benefactor
Tyler Schnabel .... production assistant
Tim Schwartz .... production assistant
Shannon Volkenant .... script supervisor
Helena Wei .... still photgrapher
Anna F. Winters .... production assistant
Tyson Birmann .... thanks
Paul Duddridge .... special thanks
Joe Riley .... special thanks (as Joe A. Riley)

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug content
USA:88 min

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Director Cameo: [Todd Berger]Plays Hal, the next door neighbor in the hazmat suit.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Glen's belief that he will go to heaven when dies and his motivation for lethally drugging the wine is so the others will too. Being a biblical historian and devout believer it seems very strange that he fails to realize that his plan will result in his breaking the commandment "Thou Shall not kill" several times over and his own participation would be considered suicide which are both grievous sins in the Christian faith that guarantee his being condemned to hell. The sin of murder is negated by Tracy telling every one about the plan but their acceptance would still be seen as suicide meaning they would be condemned to hell anyway.See more »
Tracy:You know, I never went to Europe. Never. Not once. I never even went to Montreal, which I hear is very European. I never went scuba diving. I never went to the ballet. I've never been in love. I've never even watched The Wire.
Glen:All of those things are overrated. Except for The Wire. That's really good. Last season's not very good, but...
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25 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
This was a rather nice surprise..., 31 January 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

"It's a Disaster" turned out to be anything but a disaster. This movie really took me by surprise, and turned out to be a really great movie. Especially because of the colorful and interesting characters that were portrayed in the movie.

The story is about a couples brunch that goes totally awry when a disaster strikes downtown, putting the couples patience, trust and friendship to the test.

There is a good amount of laughs in the movie, and they work out well because the scenes are nicely choreographed and planned. But what really makes this movie work is the characters in the movie, and the actors/actresses that were on the cast list to portray these characters. In my opinion, then America Ferrera and David Cross stood out from the others, and did a marvelous job. That being said, I am not saying that the rest of the cast didn't do a great job, far from it. The best character in the movie, however, was Hal Lousteau (played by Todd Berger). It was just a shame that he wasn't in the movie all that long.

The type of comedy found in "It's a Disaster" is the type of comedy that you'll either enjoy tremendously or not at all. Personally, I found it very enjoyable, and the movie really entertained me.

If you enjoy comedies and want something that is not overly Hollywood-mainstream, then give "It's a Disaster" a go - it might just be the thing you have been looking for.

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