The apocalypse is coming, and there’s no better way to prepare for that future than to build an overstocked fallout shelter in your home. Right? That’s not crazy, is it? Totally sane. Some people think that this is just being properly prepared. The Tomorrow Man is a dramatic comedy from writer & director Noble Jones that just premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. It’s an eccentric, amusing film with a romantic twist that is about an aging man who lives a quiet, lonely life in a small town. Jones’ film is kinda-sorta mocking these “doomsday preppers”, as they’re known – the people who build special shelters and fill it with all kinds of extra food and supplies and survival equipment – because the media (and others from the internet) have made them think something is about to happen and they should be ready for everything to fall apart – soon.
Jones’ The Tomorrow Man stars John Lithgow as Ed, the “doomsday prepper” at the center of this story. He’s amusing, but it takes a while to get used to him, mostly because Lithgow doesn’t feel that crazy and he’s much more convincing as a level-headed,