Writer and director Todd Berger brings us a wonderfully written and charming film called "It's a Disaster" about the end of the world. How could this topic possibly be charming? Mr. Berger's ability to look at four couples' relationships and how they deal with their impending and untimely demise is artfully and humorously depicted. The end is near, yet somehow, by virtue of human nature, these couples deal with issues unrelated to "the end." Who wants to hear bad news? Who really wants to deal with it? And when we do hear it and begin to deal with it, it's easier to other things first. Right?
"It's a Disaster" starred Julia Stiles and David Cross and was truly a pleasure to watch. The entire cast gave a natural performance so that I, the viewer, felt as if I was a fly on the wall watching the tale unfold. Although this film is about a horrific concept, it was generally quite light and humorous. Obviously, the writing and directing by Todd Berger was exceptional to elicit these performances. "It's a Disaster" should be a run-away hit in the dark comedy genre this year.