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This Is the End (2013)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  12 June 2013 (USA)
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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 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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Comedy | Fantasy

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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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$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$101,470,202 (USA) (4 October 2013)
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Seth Rogen said that the party scenes were the most stressful for him to direct because there was so much going on. See more »

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When Jay and Seth make it to Heaven and see Craig, Jay starts yelling, "Yay!" as both Jay and Seth run to Craig. Jay yells the whole time until they reach Craig, but when they reach him the audio for Jay is still going while his mouth is closed. See more »

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David Krumholtz: Jay! I can't hold on much longer. You have to reach out and grab me, you hear?
Jay Baruchel: Okay, uh, you take my hand and I'll swing you up!
David Krumholtz: You sure? I'm going to give you my whole weight.
Jay Baruchel: I'm gonna reach for you alright?
David Krumholtz: Are you sure you can do it?
Jay Baruchel: I can grab you. On three. One, two, three!
[They grab hands]
David Krumholtz: I'm gonna swing across!
Jay Baruchel: I got you buddy.
David Krumholtz: You're going to hold my weight, all of it.
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Step Into a World (Rapture's Delight)
Written by Deborah Harry, Chris Stein, Harry Palmer, KRS-One (as Lawrence Parker) and Jesse West (as Jesse Williams)
Performed by KRS-One
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Good For a Few Huge Laughs, It's Not as Consistent as You May Have Heard
16 October 2013 | by (Bradenton, FL) – See all my reviews

Seth Rogen and his usual entourage of stoner near-celebrities return to the screen, this time propped against the backdrop of a biblical end-of-world scenario. There's a certain taste of playful irony in the fact that so many of these actors, Rogen, Jonah Hill and Danny McBride especially, who share the common criticism of merely playing themselves throughout their careers, are doing so literally this time around. They're able to play that up to ridiculous extremes and big laughs in the long-form party scene that eats up most of the first act, riffing and rolling with the punches in their never-ending quest to make the cast and crew smile. Predictably, that's the film's sweet spot - a blank slate for ad-lib spoils - and when it's finally cast aside to make way for a more coherent narrative (admittedly, a very loose one) their ship springs a big leak. Where a more thoroughly-incubated concept like Shaun of the Dead is able to easily blend quick, witty banter with big set pieces and wild, frenzied action, This is the End struggles to unify an equally diverse toolbox. I can get the fish-out-of-water aspect that was being fronted here, of a catered group of celebrities who were lost when their smartphones dropped off the grid, but that runs out of gas near the three-quarter mark and when the big special effects swing and miss, there's nothing left to carry us the rest of the way. Really uproariously funny at a few points, but pointlessly thin and overblown at others.


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