It's a Disaster ★★★½

A couples brunch, one that can only be described with the word 'reluctant,' spirals completely out of control. Meanwhile, outside, a series of terrorist attacks changes the course of history. Which is worse?

A cast composed of David Cross, Julia Stiles (both excellent) and a list of relative unknowns (also great) flesh out the dysfunctional characters with hilarious precision. The film relies so heavily on dialogue, it feels much more like a sketch-comedy-in-a-bottle than any feature I've seen lately, and the film is actually best when it doesn't reach too far, restricting itself to the confines of the relationships and characters that make it special.

Somehow, this film - which doesn't break any new ground and is fairly restrained in its budget and production - still feels like a breath of fresh air.