Note: this post contains spoilers for Don’t Look Up (2021)
Last week, I watched Netflix’s 2021 disaster-comedy film, Don’t Look Up. I heard from others that it was depressing to watch, due to its astute social commentary and grim ending. However, I found Don’t Look Up‘s ending quite comforting. I had a similar reaction to Bo Burnham: Inside (2021) which was also about coping during a crisis.
There is an abundance of articles, reviews, and video essays discussing the ‘doom and gloom’ of Don’t Look Up. So, I would like to talk about the optimistic lessons I’ve learnt from the film.