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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 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 (

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

12 June 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jay and Seth Vs. the Apocolapyse  »

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Box Office


$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$101,470,202 (USA) (4 October 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the opening animated scene in the movie, on the desk in the bottom right corner you can see 2 pairs of initials in a heart, the initials are SR and EG, the two writers of the screenplay. 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 »


James Franco: Your mom's pussy was the canvas. Your dad's dick was the paintbrush. Boom. You're the art.
Jay Baruchel: Thanks, James Franco.
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Crazy Credits

The Point Grey Pictures title sequence features an animation of apocalyptic mayhem in a city. See more »


Referenced in Someone Has to Review It!: Neighbors (2014) See more »


A Joyful Process
Written by George S. Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.) and Bernie Worrell (as Bernard Worrell)
Performed by Funkadelic
Courtesy of Westbound Records
By arrangement with Fine Gold Music
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"I don't wanna die at James Franco's house."
4 February 2015 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Some comedy premises seem to go over people's heads. Which the case with This Is The End. The film is based on an idea that the actors play exaggerated versions of themselves, based on the characters they play in their films, which seem to be the same character over and over again. Or they play completely against type - Michael Cera's case.

The idea of actors playing themselves always seems intriguing to me and here it serves as a basis for letting Rogen and his friends goof off. The film perfectly serves the celebrity lifestyle and the culture surrounding them. It even briefly touches upon how people are obsessed with these celebrities. The plot revolves around a James Franco's housewarming party when an apocalypse hits the Hollywood Hills. Those who survive the earthquake, fortify themselves in Franco's house and wait for the rescue which may never come.

This results in hilarious series of fights, arguments and gags. The mystery element about the apocalypse keeps interested in the film. The ending is just simply madness but that is exactly what I expect from a comedy like this: to be surprised.

Rogen, Franco and the rest of the pack are amazing as always. Danny McBride plays the biggest scumbag that has ever walked the earth. If you are fan of these comedians, then you are in for a treat. Even though you are not, I believe you will have a splendid time and perhaps you will become a fan as well.

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