Rated R · 101 minutes · 2012

Comedy drama, Romance
I think it’s completely feasible that, if the end of the world was nigh, Steve Carell and Keira Knightley could hook up. Shit, I wouldn’t be surprised if they hooked up at this movie’s wrap party. All of the critics who are saying their pairing in this film is “unrealistic” need to shut up. As for the movie, it’s a good, silly and sometimes appropriately deep story about falling in love during the apocalypse. Carell plays Dodge, a lowly insurance salesman whose wife runs away when it’s announced that an asteroid will be ending the world in three weeks. Knightley is Penny, the neighbor he’s never really met who ends up coming along for the ride when Dodge decides to go find his former girlfriend. Writer-director Lorene Scafaria handles the extreme subject matter with surprising warmth—and it doesn’t hurt that Martin Sheen makes an awesome cameo.
Official Site: focusfeatures.com/seeking_a_friend_for_the_end_of_the_world
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Producer: Steve Golin, Joy Wettels, Nathan Kahane and Nicole Brown
Cast: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Connie Britton, Melanie Lynskey, Rob Corddry, Patton Oswalt, Derek Luke, Martin Sheen, Roger Aaron Brown, Rob Huebel, Gillian Jacobs, Tonita Castro, Leslie Murphy, William Petersen and Nancy Carell


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