It's a Disaster
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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. (c) Oscilloscope

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The humour may not be wickedly black, but once in a while it's amusingly beige."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"The movie's funniest touches are quiet flashes of character, expertly timed and nimbly played by a deft ensemble. "It's a Disaster" is consistently funny, but you wince more often than you laugh out loud."
‑ Jim Emerson, Chicago Sun-Times
"A unique twist on a tired genre turns into a tired twist on a unique genre."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"As visually interesting as nuclear fallout."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"A quirky comedy of manners about the last party you would ever want to attend."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"You certainly wouldn't want to spend your last moments with this bunch, but a couple of hours watching them is enjoyable enough."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Berger never takes the camera more than a few yards outside the house, but that's fine; there's plenty going on inside, as characters carom off each other like billiard balls, slipping down pockets of misunderstanding and jealousy."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Full of ingenuity and genuine surprises, this movie."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"A smart character-driven droll comedy disaster pic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If you can look past the awkwardness of humor based on being unexpectedly trapped in a house during a major emergency, it's an acutely observed, frequently funny piece of work."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"You need better dialogue than Berger supplies to help It's a Disaster make a liar out of its title."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"The movie elicits knowing smiles more than laughs, even as it reveals a boundless observational awareness about the beefs and slights that, for the small-minded, must feel like everyday Armageddons."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"A more witty, nuanced, subtle, adult version of "This is the End.""
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"The title does not describe the quality of this low-budget dark comedy."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Despite the strength of his writing and his cast, Berger still falters when it comes to the final act."
‑ Jason Buchanan, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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