Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World is a comedy film that is written by Lorene Scafaria who is also the director of this film. This will be Lorene Scafaria’s directional debut to the big screen and it stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World revolves around the story of how people would react or would behave when the time comes for the world to end. In a not so distant future, an announcement was made that confirms humanities worst fear. A meteor is about to hit Earth and the countdown has been initiated so that everyone can put their affairs in place or to at least make their days last before it all ends. It is indeed a very interesting topic which brings everyone together on how they would spend their remaining days.
Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World features Golden Globe award winner Steve Carell for “The Office”. He is joined by Keira Knightley a noted actress who also won the CAMIE and was nominated for an Academy for her performance in Pride and Prejudice. The trailer of Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World ensues when Steve Carell hears an announcement over the radio that a meteor is about to hit Earth and that the government’s hope to destroy it in space with a laser failed. Everyone tries to go about their daily lives as if nothing is about to happen but the news of impending doom still affects everyone. Steve Carell plays the character of Dodge who makes it his mission to find his high school sweetheart before the world eventually ends. Keira Knightley (Penny) goes out of her way to help Dodge and goes with him on the trip. They meet different situations along the way and experience how people are enjoying or trying to enjoy the last days in this world. Carell and Knightley are also joined by other actors like: Melanie Lynskey, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry and Gillian Jacobs. Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World is produced by Indian Paintbrush, Anonymous Content and Mandate Features. Focus Features is the company that will be distributing this film in the United States. This comedy film is also rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America due to some violence, drug use and sexual references.
Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World is going to be shown in cinemas on June 22nd 2012. There are a few early reviews that are worth mentioning that will help viewers gauge if this movie is worth watching. According to Hollywood Reporter: Scafaria and her two likeable leads have made a witty, warm-hearted and impressively original addition to the rom-com ranks.
On the same note, Edward Douglas gave his own opinion about this film: This is a truly wonderful debut from Lorene Scafaria that will find its share of fans due to the inimitable chemistry between Carell and Knightley.
And on a different take, Andrew Schenker gives his review on Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World. He said “A predictable, drawn-out romantic comedy that happens to be set in the shadow of impending apocalypse.”
So there we go, don’t miss out on this comedy take on the end of the world with Steve Carell and Keira Knightley on June 22nd 2012 with Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
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