Here's When You Can Watch Don't Look Up At Home

Netflix has been on an absolute tear when it comes to releasing original movies in 2021, with at least one original movie arriving on the streaming service each week — and in many cases several. But the company has saved one of its biggest for last, as director Adam McKay's star-studded comedy "Don't Look Up" is set to arrive this month.

Mckay got his start with comedies such as "Anchorman" and "Step Brothers," but has gravitated towards more serious affairs as of late, with films such as "The Big Short" and "Vice." His latest entry, led by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and Meryl Streep (among many others), is tackling some more social commentary and centers on two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth. If Netflix has its way, it will be in the awards season conversation.

With that in mind, Netflix is giving the movie a limited theatrical release this weekend before it arrives on the streaming service. But for those waiting to watch it at home, fear not, as it will be available sooner rather than later for everyone to watch at their leisure.

Don't Look Up Hits Netflix In Time for Christmas

"Don't Look Up" is set to arrive on Netflix on December 24, AKA Christmas Eve. That means it will be here just in time for everyone's holiday viewing pleasure. As is virtually always the case with Netflix movies, it will be exclusive to the streaming service, so you will need to be subscribed in order to watch it. Or, at the very least, be around someone who has a subscription. Beyond that, it will be a few clicks away.

Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Chiklis, and Tomer Sisley round out the ensemble. McKay penned the screenplay in addition to directing.

Netflix is releasing "Don't Look Up" in select theaters on December 10, 2021 for those who wish to catch in on the big screen. Everyone else, sit tight and carve out some time on Christmas Eve. 

Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem — it's on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it's too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!