A weak con man panics when he learns he's going to prison for fraud. He hires a mysterious martial arts guru who helps transform him into a martial arts expert who can fight off inmates who want to hurt or love him.
All Jay Baruchel expected coming to LA was a fun time with Seth Rogen with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at James Franco's housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. Written by
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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg made the decision early on in the process to not include any significant others or family that the actors have. They felt that if they had to deal with this aspect, the movie would get too dark. For example, Danny McBride was a newly wed and had a new baby but there was no mention of this. James Franco suggested having his brother Dave Franco (who is friends with the group and is also an actor) in the early party scene, but Rogen rejected the idea, saying that he would eventually have to get killed off and it would be too depressing. See more »
When Jonah Hill vomits on Seth Rogen and James Franco, they are completely covered in vomit. In the next shot their hair is dry and their t-shirts are only a bit wet. See more »
This Is The End was certainly the most anticipated comedy of the year, and if the movie is rather enjoyable, it also disappoints a bit. The pleasure it gives revolves mainly around the crazy atmosphere prevailing within this large group of actors and the delicious dialogues that form sometimes very funny scenes. Unfortunately, the problem lies in the plot, because with such a promising premise, one could have expected something a lot more refined and a lot less confined than this unexpected behind closed doors trip at James Franco's. The linearity of the story and the final outcome, a bit sloppy, just emphasizes the relative disappointment. This lack of ambition is unfortunate because ultimately the movie turns out to be pretty entertaining.
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