Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Directed by: Lorene Scafaria
Starring: Steve Carell, Kera Knightley, Adam Brody & Connie Britton
Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, this quirky romantic comedy is
about finding love before the end of the world. Scafaria quickly sets up
the premise from the first scene in the movie where the viewer is
informed that the space shuttle has failed to stop a 70-mile wide
asteroid from hitting the Earth and as a result, mankind has 3-weeks
left. Upon hearing the news, Dodge's (Steve Carell) wife Linda (Nancy
Carell) leaves her husband without saying a word and is never seen
society crumbles around Dodge, he attempts to get back into his "normal"
routine and even attends work which is run a be skeleton crew.
Ironically even his Mexican house cleaner Elsa is also turning a
blind eye to the asteroid and continues to humorously to turn up to his apartment to
Unfortunately for Dodge, his world is about to get shaken up again and
upon returning to his apartment, his neighbour Penny (Keira Knightley)
who has just broken up with her boyfriend Owen (Adam Brody) finds solace
with Dodge where they share a moment of unspoken peace.
here where Dodge is thrown another curve ball and through his neighbour
Penny, he discovers that his wife was having an affair and to compound
the situation, she failed to give Dodge some letters that were sent by
the love of his wife. With Dodge literally crashing, he attempts to
commit suicide by drinking a bottle of window cleaning product.
After his failed suicide attempt,
Dodge wakes to discover a letter on his chest saying "sorry" and a dog
chained to him. This sparks Dodge and Penny to start a mission, help him find his long-lost love and help
her find a pilot to fly her
back to England to her family and thus their road trip of self-discovery
and love begins.
riots ignite around them, fast food chains have orgies, people
hire assassins to kill them before the asteroid strikes and even close
friends getting their children drunk, these two individuals begin to form a
close bond which is the premise behind the movie as they both learn to
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a well-written and
heart-warming movie that has laughs and shocks carefully littered
throughout the movie. There's even a great cameo with Martin Sheen as
Dodge's father who helps him close a painful chapter of his life.
all the quirkiness happening in the background of the film, the
highlight of the film is Carell and Knightley who create these two
lovable characters that will really put a tear in your eye at the end of
definitely a feel good movie!
Video, Audio, Special Features & Final Thoughts
and audio quality is above average and there are a handful of special
features, including some insightful commentary. I did enjoy the
featurette called Music for the End of the World: What's Your Playlist
which asked the stars of the film what music they would listen to if the world was
really ending. A cute little featurette.
relation to music, the soundtrack of Seeking a Friend for the End of the
World is brilliant and really helps with the roller coaster ride of
emotions. Writer and Director Lorene Scafaria should be commended in
creating a rather thought-provoking movie that will have you laugh and
cry about a rather serious topic with romance thrown into the mix.
A Look Inside Seeking a
Friend for the End of
Music for the End of the
World: What's Your
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