Director: Adam McKay; Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Melanie Lynskey, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep; Genre: Comedy, Drama; Sci-Fi; Age: 12+; Time: 145 minutes
Kate Dibiasky, an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system.
The problem: it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care.
With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe, Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie and Jack. With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical.