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      Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

      R Released Jun 22, 2012 1h 41m Comedy Drama Romance List
      55% Tomatometer 176 Reviews 53% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings The announcement that an enormous asteroid will obliterate Earth in less than a month brings an end to the marriage of mild-mannered insurance salesman Dodge (Steve Carell), whose wife leaves him on the spot. After his bold young neighbor, Penny (Keira Knightley), belatedly delivers a letter from Dodge's former sweetheart, Dodge decides that he must find the love of his life before it's too late. Dodge and Penny embark on a road trip that eventually brightens their outlook, if not the world's. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Tender, charming, and well-acted, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is unfortunately hamstrung by jarring tonal shifts and a disappointing final act.

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      Tara Brady Irish Times Lorene Scafaria, the screenwriter behind Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, makes a charming directorial debut with Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Rated: 3/5 Jul 15, 2012 Full Review Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard This is half a good film but hardly a wholly satisfactory one. Rated: 3/5 Jul 13, 2012 Full Review Tim Robey Daily Telegraph (UK) [It] unfortunately invites a lethal dose of scepticism towards its cutesy last-ditch matchmaking, obligatory road-trip plotting, and thinly funny jibes at the rest of humankind. Rated: 2/5 Jul 13, 2012 Full Review Iván Kazi EscribiendoCine Precise and exempt from superfluity. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 8/10 Apr 12, 2023 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review In its depiction of The End, it’s quite brave and oddly beautiful. The film takes hold of you all of a sudden and won’t let go. Before you know it, your eyes begin to tear up, and a lump develops in your throat. Rated: 3.5/4 Oct 4, 2022 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies So what do I make of a movie with tone issues, a draggy middle, and inconsistent humor but that still manages to entertain? Rated: 3/5 Aug 25, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Nathan R A tear-jerking story of 'love triumphs over all' Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/07/24 Full Review Michael M Starts out interesting and humourous. Suddenly it wraps into a wonderful tale of discover of self and the real value of life, LOVE. Only downside is the survivalist ex bunker scene that felt out of place. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/20/23 Full Review Ciara N One of my very favourite films. Such a pure and loving examination of humanity and grief. A must-see Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/21/23 Full Review Earl M Having turn into a buddy road trip quirky comedy, the plot had heart. I can't put a finger on it, as to why I put a 3.5 instead of a solid 4, but the ending definitely had something in me emotionally stirred. This is still worth a watch, even if the pacing was a bit bogged down on setting up the despair all around them as a couple. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/26/22 Full Review Audience Member Steve is ok kiera is ...well lost her looks and now cooky enough but fails to have star appeal Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review colin m Weak unrealistic treatment of an end-of-world scenario. Why not find a bunker, food, water, source of heat, resources? No, none of that. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The announcement that an enormous asteroid will obliterate Earth in less than a month brings an end to the marriage of mild-mannered insurance salesman Dodge (Steve Carell), whose wife leaves him on the spot. After his bold young neighbor, Penny (Keira Knightley), belatedly delivers a letter from Dodge's former sweetheart, Dodge decides that he must find the love of his life before it's too late. Dodge and Penny embark on a road trip that eventually brightens their outlook, if not the world's.
      Director
      Lorene Scafaria
      Producer
      Steve Golin, Joy Gorman Wettels, Steven Rales
      Screenwriter
      Lorene Scafaria
      Distributor
      Focus Features
      Production Co
      Indian Paintbrush, Anonymous Content, Mandate Pictures, Focus Features
      Rating
      R (Language|Brief Violence|Sexual References|Some Drug Use)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 22, 2012, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 18, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $6.6M
      Runtime
      1h 41m
      Sound Mix
      Datasat, Dolby Stereo
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