In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgard) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire's best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth... MELANCHOLIA is a psychological disaster film from director Lars von Trier.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The end of the world, von Trier-style, is a middling thing as a film.Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter, 11.11.2011
It's a planet that can't come soon enough for her, but one that I kept willing away. Not, I'm a little embarrassed to say, to save humanity from Melancholia, but simply to stay in this remarkable movie's presence just a little longer.Bob Mondello, NPR, 11.11.2011
Melancholia will haunt you for days, maybe weeks.Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 11.22.2011
"Melancholia" is a hauntingly beautiful meditation on depression that is as likely to exasperate as many people as it moves.Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, 12.01.2011