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

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  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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The end is coming soon See more »


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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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Buscando un amigo para el fin del mundo  »

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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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The asteroid is never seen in the film. It's only visible on the movie poster. See more »

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When Dodge and Penny go to Olivia's parents' house, Penny breaks the window. They then enter the house, and you can see the window in the background, unbroken. Then a few seconds later, another shot occurs and the window is broken again. See more »

Quotes

Dodge: I just can't spend the last month of my life getting to know someone. It's ridiculous.
Diane: You don't like Karen?
Dodge: I couldn't possibly give a shit. I am not gonna sit across from someone and hear all their stories, even if she was someone I could be interested in, because I just... I'm not sure that the month between my wife leaving me and the end of the world sounds like good timing. Do you?
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.161 (2012) See more »

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Stay With Me
Written by George David Weiss (as George Weiss) and Jerry Ragovoy
Performed by The Walker Brothers
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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