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This Is the End (2013)

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While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the Biblical Apocalypse.

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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 Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Nothing ruins a party like the end of the world. See more »

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Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence | See all certifications »

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12 June 2013 (USA)  »

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Jay and Seth Vs. the Apocolapyse  »

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Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,719,162 (USA) (14 June 2013)

Gross:

$101,470,202 (USA) (4 October 2013)
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With its North American final gross of $101,470,202, this film became the thirty-third film of 2013 to pass the $100 million mark at the U.S. box office, a record. See more »

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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 »

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Jay Baruchel: [after encountering Satan] Oh, you've got to be fucking SHITTING me!
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When the Sh-- Goes Down
Written by Lawrence Dickens, B-Real (as Louis Freeze) and Larry Muggerud
Performed by Cypress Hill
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains a sample of "Deep Gully"
Performed by Outlaw Blues Band
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It's the End of the World as we know it … and Hollywood doesn't feel fine!
3 October 2016 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Should I or should I not review this movie? That's the question I asked myself for nearly a week, because – and I do fully realize that nobody cares, really – I decided long time ago that I would restrict myself to exclusively reviewing horror, cult or exploitation movies and then preferably only the most obscure and peculiar ones. I want to stay clear of mainstream Hollywood productions with famous names in the cast or gigantic budgets. But on the other hand I truly fancy apocalyptic tales and flamboyant gory stuff, so in spite of its A-listed cast, "This is the End" actually qualifies to receive a review after all. Okay, the whole project is basically a joke and probably only the cast and crew found it truly entertaining, but it does inarguably feature gore, mayhem and a truckload of references/homages to classic as well as lesser known genre titles.

The idea is undeniably original and innovative. A group of actors, supposedly not playing but "being" themselves, are gathered together for a housewarming party when all of a sudden the biblical apocalypse descends upon them; - and the rest of Hollywood and the world I reckon. Most of the party guests are annihilated straight away, like for example Rihanna who gets sucked into a super-massive black hole in the ground or Michael Cera who gets impaled on a lantern pole, but six of them entrench themselves in the ultramodern home of their host. They are James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson and the uninvited Danny McBride. Whilst fire and brimstone reproduce hellish monsters outside, the survivors are practically murdering each other on the inside. "This is the End" is not much more than a spitfire of absurd situations and inside jokes about the cast members' previous collaborations (particularly "Pineapple Express" seems popular). If you don't particularly like these guys or the films they made, you will most certainly dislike "This is the End" and consider it to be a pretentious and nonsensical piece of rubbish. As a film fan, you can't really ignore the influence guys like Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill had on comedy cinema in the last 10-15 years. They appeared in too many movies to list, often together, and the vast majority of them were box office hits ("Superbad", "Knocked-Up", "The Interview", "Bad Neighbors" …). Their humor is often crude, monotonous and orientated at soft-drug use and bedevilment between friends, but their films do feature imaginative premise and many downright ingenious ideas. "This is the End" also relies on a handful of really strong sequences and comic highlights (for example the exorcism of Jonah Hill) but otherwise it's not much more than an okay time-waster.


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