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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

 -  Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi  -  22 June 2012 (USA)
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As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

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An asteroid named "Matilda" is on a collision course towards Earth and in three weeks the world will come to an absolute end. What would you do if your life and the world were doomed? One man decides to spend his time searching for his long lost love from high school during the coming catastrophe. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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letter | road trip | radio | despair | arrest | See more »

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The first comedy about the end of it all See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,822,803 (USA) (22 June 2012)

Gross:

$6,619,173 (USA) (29 June 2012)
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The asteroid is never seen in the film. It's only visible on the movie poster. See more »

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During Dodge & Penny's back-to-back dialog in jail, the position of their heads change position, especially Dodge's, either between the bars of the cell or directly in-line with a bar. See more »

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Penny: Hello, officer, what seems to be the problem?
Officer Wally Johnson: Well, for starters, you're driving at 15 miles over speed limit.
Penny: Really? Huh, I thought I was making better time than that.
Officer Wally Johnson: And uh, you know you got a tail light out.
Penny: No...
Officer Wally Johnson: Yeah... also, your plates... expired about a month ago.
Penny: Go on.
Officer Wally Johnson: Uh... that's it. That's everything. That's three things.
Penny: Ah, why don't you write us out any number of expensive time-sensitive tickets and we'll be on our way?
Officer Wally Johnson: May I have some identification?
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Cinco de Hiphop
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The movie has heart and elicited real emotion from me.
23 June 2012 | by (Right Here) – See all my reviews

There really isn't one aspect of the actual events of this story that isn't some kind of spoiler, the less known the better. It's better to watch this thing completely fresh. That's how I saw it and it made the experience far better it would seem. Without getting in to detail, the story itself starts off bizarre and it seems like they simply picked the wrong subject to try and make a dramedy about. Yet, getting to know and sympathize with Carell's character is what flat out makes the film. Keira Knightley is wonderful and this is probably the best thing I've ever seen her do.

The overall tone fights itself a LOT as it jumps from the morose to the absurd to events that just aren't logical. Still, since no one has faced the end of the world, what exactly is logical? They did respectfully touch on the aspect of faith but it struck me more that they went out of their way to avoid the subject for the most part. To me, that's playing it way too safe. They did that a lot with many subjects that you would expect to come up in an end of days film. Overall, the movie has heart and elicited real emotion from me.


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