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R| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
The announcement that an enormous asteroid will obliterate Earth in less than a month brings an end to the marriage of mild-mannered insurance salesman Dodge (Steve Carell), whose wife leaves him on the spot. After his bold young neighbor, Penny (Keira Knightley), belatedly delivers a letter from Dodge's former sweetheart, Dodge decides that he must find the love of his life before it's too late. Dodge and Penny embark on a road trip that eventually brightens their outlook, if not the world's.

Cast: Steve Carell , Keira Knightley , Adam Brody , Connie Britton , Melanie Lynskey , Rob Corddry , Patton Oswalt , Derek Luke

Director: Lorene Scafaria

Genres: Comedy drama, Romance

Distributor: Focus Features

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (2012)

Release Date: June 22nd, 2012|1 hr. 41 min.

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critic reviews ( 36 )
fan reviews ( 25 )
  • I never rooted for them as a couple, never felt a chemistry in their bond. And in a romance, even one with tragic notes, that really is the end of the world. show more

  • Sweet and serious as it is, the second chunk of Seeking a Friend is the lesser of the two - and hard to reconcile with the more acidic comic outlook in the film's first half. The obvious movie referent is Lars von Trier's "Melancholia," a much nastier film in a much lovelier wrapping: This one lacks an eight-minute Wagner montage. show more

  • This is a romantic comedy for people who don't like rom-coms. There's no chance of a happy ending, but its tender mercies speak volumes. show more

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  • November 16, 2012 jm00000000132998
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    Interesting love story wrapped around an end-of-the-world theme. I think the biggest problem people will have with this is going into it thinking it is a comedy (because of Carell\'s presence). Go in with an open mind.

  • October 18, 2012 mcmorga3
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    One of the greatest love stories of all time.

  • August 05, 2012 Shana
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    I really liked this movie! Carell was amazing. Knightley gave, I believe one of her best. I was suprised. Well thought out and written. The study of characters and situations is really good. Bittersweet story line. Highly recommend.

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'Seeking A Friend' Director Lorene Scafaria Talks Steve Carell Love And The End Of The World

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Rick Mele on Jun 21st, 2012 1:42PM

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World takes place in the not-so-distant future, where an asteroid will collide with Earth in three weeks' time -- or in other words, a future where Bruce Willis and...

'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World' Poster: Count The Ways Keira Knightley Is A Future Manic Pixie Dream Girl

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Christopher Rosen on Feb 9th, 2012 9:37AM

There are at least 10 reasons to be extremely excited for "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," the upcoming disaster-themed romantic dramedy scheduled for release this June. It stars Steve...

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