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

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Release Date: June 22nd, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2012

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

Production Co: Anonymous Content

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Car, Office, Quest, Amusing, Cheeky, 2010s, Love, Offbeat, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    With its sharp script and bittersweet humor, the audacious premise feels fresh enough to earn a large word-of-mouth audience among moviegoers who would normally avoid a more conventional rom-com, potentially becoming a left-field breakout hit in the mode of "Juno" or "Little Miss Sunshine." show more

  • 60
    Movieline

    Combines a deviously tragicomic take on the approaching annihilation of mankind with a irritatingly unconvincing and unnecessary love story. show more

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Scafaria's movie never catches fire. The bad news: The end of the world comes with a whimper. Worse: And two wimps. show more

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