A struggling comedy duo discovers that surviving the apocalypse is almost as difficult as surviving in Hollywood. When all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, the unprepared couple pack up their things and hit the road in search of a safe haven to wait out the possible extinction event. Accompanied by their trusty dog Watson and their miserable cat Mrs. Peel, the duo must struggle against the mundane realities of the collapse of civilization while retaining their decency and rationality as the rest of humanity starts getting really, really weird. Written by
Diani & Devine Productions
Great (and great-looking) comedy about the end of the world
Full disclosure: I was a Kickstarter backer of this film, but I don't personally know the filmmakers.
"Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse" has the same basic premise as "This Is The End"--woefully unprepared comedians stumble through the apocalypse trying to survive-- but is even funnier and relies less on gross-out humor than that film, and it looks shockingly good for a low-budget movie (mad props to directors Diani, Devine and their D.P.) When the movie opens, the male-female comedy duo are doing well on the comedy circuit but struggling to advance in Hollywood hits. Then an unnamed apocalypse strikes and the two comedians, dog and cat in tow, have to hit the road in search of safer and friendlier shelter. As they stagger from one near-disaster to the next, the film never loses sight of their humanity or the people they encounter, even the crazy compound where (spoilers averted). I usually hate phrases like "the triumph of the human spirit," but this film deserves it. See it when it comes to your town!
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