Don’t Look up: all about the new Netflix film starring Leonardo DiCaprio

From the director of The Big Bet, Adam McKay, comes the film with a stellar cast that will make a lot of talk in the coming months: Don't Look up

Don't Look up is the new Netflix film directed by Oscar winner Adam McKay and has a stellar cast. In 2016 McKay won the prestigious award, for screenplay, thanks to another film distributed on the platform, The Big Bet, and now he aims very high together with Netflix  with this new project, a natural candidate to rack up awards.

Don't Look up is in fact one of the most anticipated films on the platform, also because the new work written and directed by McKay has a cast chock full of extraordinary actors: from Leonardo Di Caprio to Jennifer Lawrence and Jonah Hill up to Meryl Streep. The central theme of the film is the environmental issue. In particular, the film talks about climate change, a topic that is known to be very close to the heart of the main interpreter, Leonardo DiCaprio. Like many other recent films, Don't Look Up was supposed to be released last year, but due to the pandemic it was delayed considerably. Now, however, the film is closing and we will see it by this 2021.

The plot of Don't Look up

At the center of the events told in the film are two main characters: Kate Dibiasky an astronomy major, played by Jennifer Lawrence and her college professor Randall Mindy, played by DiCaprio. The two astronomers make an extraordinary discovery: a comet is on a collision course with the Earth. A real problem for millions of people, but they soon discover that there is a bigger one: no one cares that there is a huge bullet the size of Mount Everest about to hit the planet.

With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe played by Rob Morgan, Kate and Randall embark on a desperate media tour to inform everyone of what is about to happen. They arrive as far as the office of the President of the United States of America, where they find an indifferent President Orlean, with the face of Meryl Streep, who doesn't care about the news. Same reaction from his son Jason, chief of staff, played by Jonah Hill. No one cares about what will happen in just over six months on Earth.

The message of Don't Look Up and when it comes out

The world is obsessed with social media filled with news with a maximum life span of 24 hours. Getting the public interested in what's going to happen in six months just seems like a mission impossible. The media are there, but in Don't Look up their distortion and malfunction is obvious.

McKay relies on the tragicomic effect for this satirical comedy. He exaggerates human fears and emotions. Professor Randal DiCaprio's anxiety is contrasted with a lucid indifference of the President of the United States, Meryl Streep. The result is resounding: a natural threat instead of uniting toward collaboration humanity tends to be ignored globally.

The film is scheduled to be released in December. On the 10th in theaters, in a limited number of theaters and then from December 24 comes to Netflix for all subscribers to the platform.