It's a Disaster Trailer: Julia Stiles, David Cross and America Ferrerra Brunch Through the Apocalypse
02.19.13 by Ryan
"What's a dirty bomb, bro?"
The end of the world is everywhere these days — at least, in pop culture. Apocalyptic TV shows like Revolution and The Walking Dead have scored huge ratings on their respective networks, while, earlier this month, zombie rom-com Warm Bodies opened in first place on its opening weekend.
While no zombies have taken over the world, the apocalypse is again the subject of the upcoming comedy It's a Disaster, which follows eight couples who get together for a weekend brunch only to discover that dirty bombs have been dropped in the nearest city and the couples are trapped inside the house, unsure of what's going on outside. Don't worry, it is a comedy, sporting such comedic luminaries as David Cross (Arrested Development, Mr. Show), Erinn Hayes (Children's Hospital) and America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) to go along with Julia Stiles (The Bourne Identity, Dexter) and Rachel Boston (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past). As seen in the movie's first trailer, the result is a dark take on what the apocalypse will do to friendship.
Here's the synopsis for It's a Disaster.
Eight friends meet for their monthly "couples brunch." But what starts as an impromptu therapy session / airing of domestic grievances takes a sudden, catastrophic turn when the city falls victim to a mysterious attack. Trapped in the house and unsure of their fates, these seemingly normal people become increasingly unhinged to hilarious, surprising, and revealing results.
It's a Disaster opens on VOD on March 5th and on limited release on April 12th. If that's not early enough for you, the movie is also to be released on the newly-released Twitter app Vine in six-second chunks on the Oscilloscope Vine account starting this afternoon.
Jean-Luc Godard once said that he pities "French cinema because it has no money and American cinema because it has no ideas;" It's a Disaster director Todd Berger told THR "Well this is certainly an idea."