First-time feature director Camille Griffin tries to offer her version of how folks (in this case, a dysfunctional, wealthy British family) would handle the apocalypse. Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode lead the way in what could have been a biting allegory but instead winds up as a whimper that dissolves long before the end credits roll. Skip it and watch the haunting ‘Melancholia’ instead.

2/5 stars