It's a Disaster 2012 ★★★★

The promise writer/director Todd Bergen showed in The Scenesters is more fully realized here, with a spot-on script brought to life by an ensemble of well-matched actors. The eight characters are gathering for couples brunch, a tradition they all do without caring about it very much, and various relationship struggles and backstory start to come out. They're so wrapped up in their own issues that they don't even notice when World War III starts almost outside their door.

It's a very talky movie (the apparent apocalypse is all off-screen), but the script is razor-sharp, gives all eight characters their due, and doesn't linger on anything too long. It's exactly the kind of indie comedy I like, and now I'm fully on board the Todd Berger train.

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