13 February 2017 | gregmachlin-21143
Great (and great-looking) comedy about the end of the world
Full disclosure: I was a Kickstarter backer of this film, but I don't personally know the filmmakers.
"Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse" has the same basic premise as "This Is The End"--woefully unprepared comedians stumble through the apocalypse trying to survive-- but is even funnier and relies less on gross-out humor than that film, and it looks shockingly good for a low-budget movie (mad props to directors Diani, Devine and their D.P.) When the movie opens, the male-female comedy duo are doing well on the comedy circuit but struggling to advance in Hollywood hits. Then an unnamed apocalypse strikes and the two comedians, dog and cat in tow, have to hit the road in search of safer and friendlier shelter. As they stagger from one near-disaster to the next, the film never loses sight of their humanity or the people they encounter, even the crazy compound where (spoilers averted). I usually hate phrases like "the triumph of the human spirit," but this film deserves it. See it when it comes to your town!