Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, 2012 film starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley and Connie Britton. A dark comedy that didn’t hit the right buttons for me.
As Matilda, an asteroid on collision course with Earth gets closer Dodge (Carell) has his wife run away, his neighborhood crushed by a riot and a co-worker commit suicide on his car! With only three weeks until the world is destroyed he meets Penny (Knightley) and they both set out on their quest to find family for her and high school sweetheart for him.
That’s the story in a nutshell. No pre story as to the asteroid, no explanations as to the destruction coming except ‘Total’ and an ending that sucked! Now, Carell and Knightley are great actor’s but they chose a tough story to make great. It was boring in some parts, not all that funny and a very slow paced story. By the 45th minute I just wanted to turn it off, I didn’t like it and found it very uninteresting. With the end of the world looming I am sure it would be more interesting and bizzare than this!
Not every movie made is good and unfortunately for the actors this was among them. Though I am amazed at how many seemed to praise it on sites like Imdb. It was just not worthy of the 7/10 status it has. Sorry folks, glad I streamed it and not bought the dvd, I would have been pissed at wasting the money!