Here’s The Trailer For The All-Star Netflix Movie “Don’t Look Up”

September 8, 2021 / Posted by:

Jennifer Lawrence plays a nerdy relatable scientist in the upcoming Netflix movie Don’t Look Up and I’m only telling you this in case the wig doesn’t give it away. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I thought she was playing a hacker or computer-specific nerd based on the bluntness of the bang and the nose ring, but Variety confirms that she and Leonardo DiCaprio play “astronomy grad student,” and “her professor” respectively, if Leo’s greasy hair and corduroy jacket didn’t give it away. With this level of wardrobe acting going on, you don’t even need Meryl Streep! And you certainly don’t need to put her in Nancy Reagan drag with two-barrel curls the size of elephant dicks threatening to chew up all the scenery. That’s Meryl’s meal! But you do it anyway. And you throw in Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Ariana Grande and Cate Blanchett for good measure. Because you’re Adam McKay and you can.

So yeah, it’s a lot! According to Variety:

Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio, as two low-level astronomers, warn civilization about a giant asteroid that looks to take out the Earth in the first trailer for Netflix’s dark comedy “Don’t Look Up.”

Unlike Lawrence and DiCaprio as actors, the characters they portray —  an astronomy grad student Kate Dibiasky (Lawrence) and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) — fly under the radar in their field. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, they are not. However, the stargazers are the first to realize that space junk is flying fast toward the planet, leading them to embark on a press tour to spread the word about a comet that could destroy the world.

What could go wrong? Well, how about everything for starts!

What I see here is a missed opportunity to give Tyler Perry a taste of his own wig glue and someone who doesn’t know to just order the whole bottle if you’re going to have three glasses of wine anyway. Still, this is a smart move for Netflix. A brief theatrical release before going straight-to-streaming so nobody will try to sue for lost box office revenue. And Meryl and Co. have the opportunity to vie for an Oscar in a comedy without having to break a sweat. Well, Jennifer’s wig actually looks quite sweaty, but you know what I mean. This Sophie’s Choice was a no-brainer!

Pic: Netflix

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