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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 (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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Box Office

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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The film appeared to have finished a very successful North American box office run falling just short of the $100 million benchmark for blockbuster status, with over $96 million in receipts when it fell into very limited release by the end of August 2013. While the $100 million blockbuster goal is no longer considered as unique or important as it once was (due to the combination of higher ticket prices and film budgets, as well as the majority of most major films taking in most of their box office revenue from international markets), Sony Pictures put the film in over 2,000 additional theaters for week of September 6-12, 2013, specifically to aim at getting over the nine-figure benchmark. And on September 14th, its 95th day in theaters, it officially reached blockbuster status. See more »

Goofs

When Jay Baruchel and Craig Robinson are running from the dog-like demon in the neighbor's house, Craig saves Jay by pushing him out of a glass door. As Craig is jumping into Jay he is securely wearing the backpack full of food but when they crash through to the outside the very next second he is not wearing it. See more »

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Aziz Ansari: Hey yo, Craig! Help me!
Craig Robinson: You already in the hole! It's too late for you!
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The Point Grey Pictures title sequence features an animation of apocalyptic mayhem in a city. See more »

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References Another Fine Mess (1930) See more »

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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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A devil put aside for me
12 June 2013 | by (New Orleans LA) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the film, though in retrospect, I am not sure if it is really a great film--there's not much to compare it to. One thing's for certain: this film is not "just like" any other film you could name. It is one of the funniest films I have seen in quite a while. And I am probably going to miss the Rapture as a result of my enjoyment.

The film has graphic sex talk and graphic violence. The dialog could hardly be any nastier. And of course, hardly more sacrilegious. However, despite all of that, the film is surprisingly good-natured.

This is not a film for children or for family viewing. Anyone who is squeamish or easily offended should stay away.

And don't automatically assume that anyone over 40 would not like this film. I'm over 60; I had a great time. So I saw it a second time, and loved it even more.


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