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This Is the End (2013)

R  |   |  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 (

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Ending Summer 2013 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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During the first night where they are sleeping together in the living room and they all keep scaring each other, there is a picture on the wall supposedly painted by James Franco with the title "geeks" on it. It also contains paintings of characters from the show Freaks and Geeks (1999) which was where Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, and James Franco first worked together with Judd Apatow. See more »


When the possessed Jonah Hill violently vomits on James Franco and Seth Rogen, the penis statue can clearly be seen intact although Emma Watson beheaded it earlier in the film. See more »


Michael Cera: [after everyone at James Franco's party runs outside and sees that the Hollywood Hills are engulfed in flames] Wait, wait, wait! Everybody listen up! Listen up! Who took my fucking cell phone man? Martin empty your pockets!
Martin Starr: What?
Michael Cera: I saw you in the bathroom, man! Somebody dial my phone! Shut the fuck up! Unbelievable! It's unacceptable after all the coke I've wasted on you people!
Seth Rogen: No one took your fucking cell phone...
Michael Cera: [the ground begins to crack under Michael's feet] Three! Two! One! Zero!
Seth Rogen: [...]
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13 July 2013 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Overall this movie was pretty good, and super funny. I don't recall another time when I actually laughed out loud numerous times throughout a movie. The only reason this movie was so funny is the cast, if you put a whole different cast in the exact same story line with the exact same lines it would be a horrible movie. There was a couple things I didn't like though. Like Jonah Hills personality in the movie was so annoying, this was probably my least favorite roll he has played.

SPOILER The Funniest part by far was when James Franco was arguing with Danny Mcbride about cumming in his magazine. I was Rofling in the theatre. I really hope they do some kind of sequel but I don't know how they would considering what happened to everybody.

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