Adam McKay‘s Don’t Look Up starring Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio has recorded the biggest week of views in Netflix history with more than 152 million hours streamed. The film follows Two astronomers going on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling toward Earth.
Don’t Look Up is directed by Adam McKay from a story he co-wrote with David Sirota. The film stars an ensemble cast featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep.
Read the official synopsis below.
Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) 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. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an 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). 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 — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!
The film was named one of the top ten films of 2021 by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute. It received four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture; four Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Picture—Musical or Comedy; and six Critics’ Choice Award nominations, including Best Picture. It won Best Original Screenplay at the 74th Writers Guild of America Awards.
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