Don’t Look Up

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence

By Renate Engelbrecht

Thursday, Sep 09

A cast of brilliant actors will be starring in a new movie soon to be released on Netflix. Co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence embark on a journey with a mission in the film, ‘Don’t Look Up’ as they try to convince the world to see what they see.

Written and directed by Adam McKay, ‘Don’t Look Up’ promises to keep you on the edge of your seat. In the film, Jennifer Lawrence plays Kate Dibiasky, an astronomy grad student and Leonardo DiCaprio’s role is that of her professor, Dr. Randall Mindy. The film revolves around Dr. Randall Mindy’s rather concerning discovery of a comet that might just have a devastating effect. Dr. Mindy not only finds that the comet is orbiting within the solar system, but also that it is on a direct collision course with planet Earth.

For some odd reason, no one really seems to care about the possible planet-killer. In fact, it turns out that warning mankind about a comet that is the size of Mount Everest becomes a rather inconvenient fact to navigate for both Dr. Randall Mindy and his student, Kate.

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Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence. Image: Supplied

With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe, played by Rob Morgan, Kate and Dr. Randall embark on a media tour to inform and educate the careless about the comet with the aim of saving the planet from being destructed. Their mission takes them from the office of a frustratingly  indifferent  President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry).

Meryl Streep in Don't Look Up
Meryl Streep in Don’t Look Up. Image: Supplied

With only six months until the comet collides with plant Earth, the professor-student duo’s efforts to warn the world proves alarmingly comical, to say the least, offering some great entertainment. During the tiring and demotivating process of managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late, the question arises: What will it take to get the world to just look up?

The Daily Rip
The Daily Rip on Don’t Look Up. Image: Supplied


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