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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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  »

Filming Locations:


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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The bright, colorful windbreaker that Michael Cera wears in the movie was his idea. According to Seth Rogen, this was the only condition Cera had before agreeing to be in the movie. This shocked Rogen, who thought that he would complain or be unsure about the inappropriate behavior that was in the script. See more »


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 »


Danny McBride: Hermione just stole all of our shit. And Jay suggested that we rape her. I think the only reason he did that is because he knows he's about two minutes away from becoming the house bitch himself.
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Crazy Credits

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


References Gladiator (2000) See more »


Written by J-Kwon (as Jerrell Jones), Capo (as Joe Kent) and Tarboy (as Mark Williams)
Performed by J-Kwon
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Hilarious and original, which is all it was meant to be.
4 November 2013 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Although 'This is the end' does not have the greatest storyline in the history of film, it is a very inventive movie in its own way. The fact that every actor and actress plays him or herself makes the movie quite original and refreshing. Besides that, there is also the fact that the makers took an overused theme, the end of the world, and made it completely their own.

'This is the end' hasn't failed a second to make me laugh. It is a very clever and entertaining comedy, with hilarious and dirty dialogues. I do have to admit, however, that the storyline can feel a little bit too ridiculous from time to time, even for this kind of movie. The acting in the movie was not that spectacular, but the actors involved were all born for this kind of movie.

For anyone who can truly appreciate a hilarious movie which is made specifically to humor and entertain people, and has no other hidden agenda whatsoever, this is definitely a must watch.

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