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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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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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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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Trivia

When Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen are pulling up to James Franco's house, the KRS-One song "Step Into a World" which contains the sample of Blondies "Rapture" can be heard playing. This was another example of foreshadowing in the movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jay Baruchel: The power of Christ compels you!
Jonah Hill: [in demonic voice] Guess what? It's not that compelling.
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Crazy Credits

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

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References Dirty Dancing (1987) See more »

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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
BWV 565
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Michael Murray
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Great humour!
1 June 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't know what all the bad reviews are about. I loved the idea of using the actors' real names but creating alternate personalities. The humour is great, and special effects are rather realistic! Also, I particularly loved Michael Cera and Paul Rudd's appearances! Great job to the writers, directors and actors. For me, this was the perfect combination of comedy, horror and sci-fi. There was a sense of doom throughout, especially with the wide shots of LA, which made me feel quite uncomfortable, but then there was plenty of comic relief.

I don't often laugh at movies, but if you're looking for a relaxed, light comedy, I would recommend this film.


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