What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that It's a Disaster is a dark comedy about four couples who come together for brunch just as the world is about to end. Since most of the characters are in their early 30s, there's lots of mature conversation, complete with strong language (including "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," and more), as well as innuendo and discussion of sex, drugs, adultery, and marriage. As circumstances become catastrophic, all the relationships are strained, one couple has sex (viewers only see them in bed covered by sheets), someone makes a home brew of the drug Ecstasy, and one man looks for makeshift weapons. Because of the intense subject matter and relationship themes, It's a Disaster is best for adults and mature teens.
- Families can talk about dark comedies, and what the subgenre entails: making light of otherwise somber topics (in this case, everyone's imminent death). What are some other dark comedies? Who do they appeal to?
- Why are disaster movies so fascinating? How is It's a Disaster different from ones that have more violence and an obvious villain?
- What kinds of relationships and people do each of the couples personify -- from the one on their third date to the engaged-but-not-married duo to the two very different married couples?