Seeking a Friend for the End of the World


Action / Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Romance / Sci-Fi

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Melanie Lynskey as Karen
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Steve Carell as Dodge
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Keira Knightley as Penny
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Connie Britton as Diane
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749.70 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 41 min
P/S 1 / 3
1.50 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 41 min
P/S 4 / 14

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen8 / 10

Brace yourself for impact...

Actually I had expected this to be somewhat more of a comedy, but it turned out to be a much better experience than just another average comedy. "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" turned out to be a very beautiful and emotional movie, with just a pinch of great comedy added to spice it up.

The story is about the end of days approaching as an asteroid is bound for Earth, and will destroy the planet upon impact. Dodge (played by Steve Carell) finds himself abandoned by his wife upon this news and tries to go on with his life for the last 21 days before the world comes to end. He gets acquainted with a downstairs neighbor, Penny (played by Keira Knightley) whom he haven't talked with for the past 3 years of living in the same apartment building. These two very different spirits end up on a road trip together to get Dodge to his high school girlfriend and get Penny aboard an airplane for Great Britain. Their journey proves to be more than life changing.

The storyline for "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" was really great, and bizarre wonderful in a weird way. There is this whole gloomy downtrodden feel to it as people are trying to cope with coming to terms with life ending within 3 weeks. But at the same time, there is such a strong emotional journey taking place as we follow Dodge and Penny on their path to their destinations. The movie is driven by great characters and by superb acting. There is just the right amount of absurd and dark comedy to this movie that helps build up the right atmosphere.

I was genuinely surprised by this movie. I knew that it wouldn't be a horrible movie, because Steve Carell usually delivers great performances and do good comedy. But his deliverance in this movie was just phenomenal. He was so well-cast for this movie. As was Keira Knightley, and their chemistry on the screen was just sizzling.

The movie also boasts some rather great cameo appearances, all of whom really helped adding to the movie, by actors and actresses such as Rob Corddry, Patton Oswalt, William Petersen and, of course, Martin Sheen.

"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" is a definite to-watch-movie for any movie aficionado, because it is very beautiful and moving in many ways. I am really happy that I sat down to watch this movie. And to top it off, this is the type of movie that leaves you with a parting gift, something to think about; what would you do if you only had 21 days left before the world ended?

Oh, and as a final note, if you are prone to tear in beautiful movies, you might keep a tissue at hand for the ending of this movie. Just a word of advice.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle7 / 10

Steve Carell and Keira Knightley better as Friends

An asteroid is coming to destroy the world. Dodge (Steve Carell) is left alone when his wife bolts out of their car and runs away from him. His sad suicidal final days are punctured by his neighbor Penny (Keira Knightley). They set off to find his old love and fly Penny back to her family in England.

Keira Knightley is the Manic Pixy Dream Girl here to save the down Steve Carell. Steve Carell starts off as a downer for a long time. It's always hard to be excited about a guy who's a downer. The road trip has some great parts but has some uneven moments as well. Keira Knightley is too young to have that final moment with Steve Carell. She is much better simply as a friend. Other than that, there is some fun.

Reviewed by claudio_carvalho5 / 10

Intriguing Title for a Messy and Depressing Romance

Earth is doomed to its end within three weeks, with the collision of the asteroid Matilda. The tranquil insurance agent Dodge (Steve Carell) is left by his wife Linda (Nancy Carell) and tries to keep his routine life. Dodge meets his neighbor Penny (Keira Knightley) that is depressed since she lost the last flight to her hometown to meet her parents and siblings and she delivers to him old correspondences that the postman had wrongly put in her mailbox.

Dodge finds a letter from Olivia, who was his high school sweetheart, telling that she had divorced three months ago and missed him. When a rout invades their neighborhood breaking and burning everything, Dodge and Penny drive away from the city and they head to meet Olivia. But along their journey, they fall in love with each other, despite their difference of ages.

"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" is a movie with an intriguing title and two great lead couple, Steve Carell and the gorgeous and talented Keira Knightley. Unfortunately the story is a messy and depressing romance and does not work. The heavy-handed direction and the screenplay do not balance well and are lost among the humor, drama and romance, and the result is an uneven feature: depressing for a comedy or romance and unrealistic and silly for a drama. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Procura-se um Amigo para o Fim do Mundo" ("Seeking a Friend for the End of the World")

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