Christmas night, Tom, Jack, Sharon and I watched Don't Look Up on Netflix. The last two years we have watched a movie at home on Christmas Day rather than going to the theater.
The film was named one of the top ten films of 2021 by the National Board of Review and American Film Institute. It received four nominations at the 79th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture – Musical or Comedy and six at the 27th Critics' Choice Awards, including Best Picture.
The movie is a satirical science fiction film written, co-produced, and directed by Adam McKay [Vice, The Big Short]. It has a star studded cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep.
Don't Look Up stars DiCaprio and Lawrence as two low-level astronomers. They attempt to warn humanity, via a media tour, about an approaching comet that will destroy human civilization.
Jack, Tom and Sharon choose this movie; it would not have been my first choice. The movie did not resonate with me. I am shocked that it was picked as one of the top ten 2021 films by the American Film Institute. I will be surprised if it wins any awards.