It's a Disaster

Synopsis: 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 surprising results.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Todd Berger
Production: Oscilloscope Laboratories
  3 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

( "1812 OVERTURE")

Oh! Oh!


The song.

The song?

The... the song...

uh, the "1812 overture."

The... the finale

from "1812 overture."


What about it?

Well, you just... it was

building to the big finale,

And you cut it off right before it ended.

Oh, god. I'm sorry.

Oh, no. Please don't be sorry.

No, I'm just being stupid.

It's... it's just that

whenever a song comes on,

If it... if it's building to, like,

the big chorus or whatever,

And if it gets cut off, then I

feel unfulfilled psychologically.

Oh. Huh.

You don't get that?


I guess I haven't really

thought about it.

You didn't want to hear

how it ended?

I've heard it before.

No, I'm sure you have.

You didn't want to hear it

just now?

No... I mean, yeah. Sure. You

want me to put it back on?

Oh, no, no. Please, no. Then we'd be

sitting in a car listening to a song...

Guess what? I want to hear it now.


Maybe during our

previous membership campaign,

You stood on the sidelines and

said "I'll wait to call in"...

Right. We were listening

to the radio.

The radio.

Yeah, it's the radio.

Wait no more.

There's a pledge drive

right now.

We can go inside now.

Oh, okay. Yeah.

(HORN HONKS) Oh, could you...

Oh, sorry. Uh...


(CHIRPS) Sorry. You

have to... all right.



That should do it.

Ahh! Right.

Can I, uh, help you with it?

No, no. I got it.

(HONKS) Hope you like it.

Have you made it

for brunch before?

Not vegan. No. Lexi's gone vegan,

so everyone has to suffer.

And... and Lexi is, uh, Peter's wife?

Lexi is Buck's wife.

Emma is Pete's wife.

Okay. Yes.

All right.


If Lexi and Buck

start singing songs,

Just nod and smile and pretend it's good.


One more thing. Don't say anything

about Shane and Hedy's wedding.


Shane and Hedy.

Shane and Hedy... no wedding.

Long story.



( POP) Hi.

Okay. Hi, hon.


So this is him?


I'm Emma.


Ooh. Good choice.

Great. Come in, kids.


Wow. This place is great.

Thank you.

Do you, uh, rent or own?

We are proud homeowners.

We got it really cheap because there

was a murder-suicide in the kitchen.

Oh, really?


Technically, the couple died in the

ambulance on the way to the hospital.

But the real estate agent said

everybody else was spooked away.



Hi. Hi.

Hi. I'm Hedy.

This is Glenn.


Glenn. Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you.

Can I, uh, take your coat? I'm putting

it upstairs on the bed in the bedroom...

- And we've also hired her as our

coat-check girl. - Oh, congratulations.

Yeah. Good. Please remember to tip her.

She gets real mad.

(CHUCKLES) I'm serious.

Do you want me to put that on the table?

I'll just put it in the kitchen.

Jenny and Gordon

aren't here yet.

We're not waiting for jenny and Gordon to eat?

No. We'll give them till 12:30.

'cause jenny and Gordon are notoriously late.

Oh. I got friends like that.

No, they're worse.

Tracy! Hey, hey, hey!

Oh, it's so good to see you.

Hey, how are you. Pete?

Pete, Glenn.

Yeah. Glenn. Welcome to our humble abode.

Oh, thanks. It's adorable.

Oh! I've heard so much about you.

Oh, thanks.

This is Lexi.

Oh. Oh, the vegan.

The vegan? That's how she refers to me?

I'm the vegan?

No. No, 'cause we were

talking about the stew.


She just mentioned... yeah.

Right. Honey, I told you you didn't

have to make anything different.

I'd be fine. I didn't want

you to feel left out.

If I didn't want to be left out,

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Todd Berger

Todd Berger (born April 5, 1979) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and novelist most prominently known for writing, directing, and appearing in the films It's a Disaster, Cover Versions, and The Scenesters. Berger has also appeared as an actor in films such as Southland Tales and on the television shows Parks and Recreation and Maron. Berger also wrote the novel Showdown City, published in 2016 by Diversion Books. Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred review and called it a "terrific debut novel." Berger is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where he worked for the student television station KVR-TV and wrote and directed the nationally syndicated comedy show Campus Loop.Berger also wrote The Happytime Murders, an upcoming noir-comedy puppet film being directed by Brian Henson and starring Melissa McCarthy, and is currently writing a screenplay for a film adaptation of Where's Waldo. more…

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