Leave The World Behind (2023)

Disaster, Drama, Family, General Film, Sci-Fi

Director: Sam Esmail

Writer(s): Rumaan Alam (novel); Sam Esmail

Starring: Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la, Farrah Mackenzie, Charlie Evans, Kevin Bacon, Alexis Rae Forlenza, Vanessa Aspillaga, Josh Drennen, Erica Cho, Orli Gottesman, Pavel Frolov, Jesse King, Kevin Kenny, Alex Barber, Madison Jessica Bennett, Sebastian Deerkop, Stephanie Groves, Valerie Jenkins, Heather Lee, John Schaub, Mahkah Wright

Synopsis: Amanda and Clay’s aspirational vacation with their teenage children is interrupted by the arrival of a middle aged couple who own the holiday home and who have fled an unprecedented blackout in the city. When the internet, television and radio stop working, as does the landline, they have no way of finding out what is happening. As strange sonic booms shatter the peace of the countryside, and animals start to migrate in strange ways, the physical and mental health of the families begins to disintegrate. The renters are upscale and White; the owners are upscale and Black. The issues of race and clash become distractions to the more alarming things are happening all around them.

Release Date: December 8, 2023 (USA) | Length: 138 min | Genre: Drama, Family, Disaster | MPAA Rating: Rated R for language, some sexual content, drug use and brief bloody images. | Note(s): Original announcement. Mahershala Ali replaced Denzel Washington on this project.