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


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Steve Carell and Nancy Carell, who play husband and wife briefly in this film, are husband and wife in real life.
According to the expiration date on Linda's cough medicine, 2-12-21, which is a year after issue, the film takes place in the year 2020.
According to the date on News Today's final issue hanging in the news stand near the beginning of the movie, the film takes place around March 24, 2021.
The story of an "unexpected romance blossoming between two strangers while on an impromptu road trip" is familiar territory for Director Lorene Scafaria, as that was the premise of her previous screenplay, "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist".
The title of the movie was taken from lyrics in the Chris Cornell song, "Preaching the End of the World", off of his Euphoria Morning album.
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In the scene where Dodge is in Penny's apartment alone, and he decides to play records, the word on the first record he chooses to play says "Scott." This is Steve Carell's last name in the infamous series he starred in, The Office, where his name was Michael Scott.
Keira Knightley says she was 28 in the film, though at the time of release, was 27.

Director Cameo 

Lorene Scafaria: the director appears in still photos as Olivia, the lost love of Dodge.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Keira Knightley made the entire cast and crew cry while she was filming a scene where Penny makes one last phone call to her family.
The asteroid is never seen in the film. It's only visible on the movie poster.

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