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

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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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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