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

What do you do when the world is going to end? Like, for sure end. There is no chance of survival, there’s no hope. Would you assess your life and see it lacking? Would you have regrets? Would you try to make things right, or would you party? Get trashed? Have an orgy?  Commit a whole bunch of crimes?

Dodge (Steve Carell) is in a world going crazy, with an asteroid heading to destroy the planet. His wife has gone, and he decides to track down his first, true love. Meanwhile, he meets the nutty English neighbour, Penny (Keira Knightley) and they end up figuring things out together.

I enjoyed this film so much more than I thought I would. I love Steve Carell most of the time – and he’s so good at the sad sack type of character. I thought that Penny was going to be a bit of a manic-pixie-dream-girl character, and I’m rarely a hug fan of Keira Knightley, but I liked her in this, and I really liked the film, even with the cheesy quirks.

 

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