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

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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.

Director:

Lorene Scafaria

Writer:

Lorene Scafaria
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Dodge
Keira Knightley ... Penny
Adam Brody ... Owen
Connie Britton ... Diane
Roger Aaron Brown ... Alfred
Rob Huebel ... Jeremy
Trisha Gorman Trisha Gorman ... Crying Woman
Nancy Carell ... Linda
Mark Moses ... Anchorman
Tonita Castro ... Elsa
Leslie Murphy ... Amy
Rob Corddry ... Warren
Kasey Campbell ... Danny
Melanie Lynskey ... Karen
Vince Grant ... Man #1 / Chip
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Storyline

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 first comedy about the end of it all See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Steve Carell and Nancy Carell, who play husband and wife briefly in this film, are husband and wife in real life. See more »

Goofs

When Dodge is listening to the LP record and the power goes out you can hear the audio as the record slows down. The audio should have gone off immediately with the small receiver shown. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Radio Announcer: OK, what we're getting now is - yes, they're saying it was in fact a fire that erupted inside the external tank of the ship, exactly ninety-eight seconds after it entered the asteroid field. No one is sure what caused the fire which led to the massive explosion, killing all twelve crew members and scientists aboard the space shuttle Deliverance, taking with them our last and only hope. Once again, if you're just tuning in, the CSA space shuttle Deliverance has been destroyed. The ...
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Where the World Ends (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

On My Radio
Written by Neol Davies
Performed by The Selecter
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A first movie as director? One thump up!
14 August 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

Despite the imminent approach of an ineluctable end of the world, the film oddly bathes in a soft and serene atmosphere, if we obviously ignore some people who behave with humor, for our greatest pleasure: I mow my lawn, I do body-building, I am looking for a new Chief Financial Officer, I'm ready with my all-male friends to repopulate the planet (this one is undoubtedly my favorite), I collect vinyls in a digitized world (this one might be controversial), ... and tutti quanti!

Dodge (Steve Carell) and Penny (Keira Knightley) meet by chance while they are long-time neighbors. They will quickly realize that they perfectly match to achieve together their ultimate quests: he seeks to revisit the love of his life that he has not seen for 18 years and she seeks to see her parents and her nephew again. During these two concomitant quests, despite a 1-generation gap, they will learn to know each other, to appreciate each other, to desire each other.

As a synthesis: this movie is based on two marvelous characters characterized by their empathy and their beneficence, within an atmosphere as odd as wacky. 7/8 of 10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,822,803, 24 June 2012

Gross USA:

$7,078,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,681,781
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Datasat | Dolby Digital | Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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