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

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

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22 June 2012 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$6,619,173 (USA) (29 June 2012)
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Lorene Scafaria:  the director appears in still photos as Olivia, the lost love of Dodge. See more »

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In the final scene when Dodge and Penny are lying next to each other, the scene cuts between shots facing Dodge and shots facing Penny. Dodge is seen stroking Penny's hair whenever the shot faces Dodge. When the shot faces Penny, he is no longer stroking her hair. See more »

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[last lines]
Penny: I don't want to fall asleep. Okay? Don't let me fall asleep. Promise.
Dodge: I promise. What about your parents?
Penny: They're romantics. They understand. Besides, they've got each other. I just want to be with you.
Dodge: And I want to be with you.
Penny: I couldn't live without you. No matter how long. What do we do now?
Dodge: I just want to lay here with you. Just want to talk to you.
Penny: Okay. What are we gonna talk about?
Dodge: Where'd you grow up?
Penny: Well, I was born in Surrey. My whole family are from there. My mum was a...
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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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