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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

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Steve Carell Steve Carell
Dodge
Adam Brody Adam Brody
Owen
Rob Huebel Rob Huebel
Jeremy
Trisha Gorman Trisha Gorman
Crying Woman
Nancy Carell Nancy Carell
Linda


Written by
Lorene Scafaria Lorene Scafaria
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so-so

4 years, 1 month ago at Nov 4 16:09
2 votes
Even with a kind of unique for a romantic-comedy-drama film topic, I' ve become really bored of this "boring-unintresting-but-kind guy meets his manic pixie dream girl" theme. At least here she gets to be a bit more developed as a character.

An average movie

1 year, 9 months ago at Feb 22 21:14
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First of all, this movie had a really neat title and I really liked the concept of making a quirky comedy about the end of the world. Unfortunately, it's too bad that the end-result turned out to be rather underwhelming. I mean, I don't blame Steve Carell and Keira Knightley, they did what they could but they were not helped by the fact that they were stuck playing their usual stereotypes, Carell ... read more

Learning to Let Go

6 years, 5 months ago at Jun 27 2:02
2 votes
The opening scene deserves some kind of special ribbon.... and so does the last.

This is the anti-apocalypse movie....

("(You guys sure have) lots of guns and potato chips." How could I have forgotten that line?)

And it sure beats 'Anna Karenina', Keira. ;)

And the war-in-space movies. *smiles*

It's good to come down to ... read more
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Description: Earth is doomed to its end within three weeks, with the collision of the asteroid Matilda. The tranquil insurance agent Dodge is left by his wife Linda and tries to keep his routine life. Dodge meets his neighbor Penny that is depressed since she lost the last flight to her hometown to meet her parents and siblings and she delivers to him old correspondences that the postman had wrongly put in her mailbox. Dodge finds a letter from Olivia, who was his high school sweetheart, telling that she had divorced three months ago and missed him. When a rout invades their neighborhood breaking and burning everything, Dodge and Penny drive ... (more)
Release date: 22 June 2012
Tags: Romance (15), 2012 (11), Comedy (9), Drama (8), Road Movie (5), Sci-fi (5), Apocalypse (5), (4), 2010s (4), Love (4), Road Trip (2), Death (2), Suicide (2), Science Fiction (1), Asteroid (1), SnP (1), Ethics (1), Looting (1), Comedy Drama (1), Watch Online (1)
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JxSxPx posted a review 3 months ago

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

“Yes, for all of the likeable work that Steve Carell and Keira Knightley put into their lead performances there’s still a remarkable lack of chemistry between them. Yes, the end of the world setting is merely a means to shove them together in a romance that would otherwise never occur, got it. And yes, you’re right, that home stretch is really rough going and vaguely disappointing, but you know what? I still enjoyed myself, improbable as it may seem.   We open with the knowledge that in three weeks an asteroid will come crashing into the earth, and that’s all she wrote folks. The foreknowledge of the end of the world somehow seems worse than if it had happened by surprise. You know that there’s a finite amount of time before it all comes to a terrible end, and how does one reacti” read more

CheoFuenmayor posted a review 3 months, 2 weeks ago

“Ciertamente es una cinta muy tierna sin caer en lo cursi, ni en lo ridículo. Quizás a nivel visual no sea muy interesante y ciertamente el guión no hace muchos esfuerzos en explicar el contexto de la catástrofe, pero sin duda puede ser muy bonita y entretenida para casi cualquier persona.” read more

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An average movie

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