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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Steve Carell and Adam Brody




Overview -
People can often be frantic in their search for love, but imagine what an impending apocalypse would do to that quest. In this romantic comedy, people strive to connect with those around them as the end of the world approaches. Screenwriter Lorene Scafaria (NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST) makes her directorial debut with this smart film.

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Overview

People can often be frantic in their search for love, but imagine what an impending apocalypse would do to that quest. In this romantic comedy, people strive to connect with those around them as the end of the world approaches. Screenwriter Lorene Scafaria (NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST) makes her directorial debut with this smart film.

Main Cast & Crew

Lorene Scafaria - Director
Steve Carell
Keira Knightley
Connie Britton
Melanie Lynskey
T.J. Miller
Adam Brody
Gillian Jacobs
Patton Oswalt
William Petersen
Derek Luke

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 101
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192129650
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence)
  • Release Date: October 2012

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Movies > Comedies

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Romantic Comedy
Relationships
Apocalypse

 

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Reviews:
"Written and directed with blithe chutzpah and good instincts....Scafaria circumvents expectations at every turn..." -- Grade: B+ - 06/29/2012 Entertainment Weekly


3 stars out of 4 -- "The best parts of this sweet film involve the middle stretches, when time, however limited, reaches ahead, and the characters do what they can to prevail in the face of calamity." - 06/20/2012 Chicago Sun-Times


4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]ere writer and director Lorene Scafaria uses our doom as simply the backdrop for a charmingly lo-fi love story....A surprisingly bold and assured first feature." - 06/19/2012 Box Office


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's the warmly intimate moments, the bittersweet wonder at the beauty of the world and the value of family and forgiveness that leave the deepest imprint." - 06/22/2012 USA Today


3 stars out of 5 -- "Carell fits the hangdog-hero mould perfectly....It's handled sensitively: you should expect to shed a few tears by the time the countdown hits zero..." - 08/01/2012 Total Film


"[T]here’s real wisdom and honesty to the way this improvised friendship plays out, as both characters struggle to leave this mortal coil with some perspective and dignity." -- Grade: B- - 06/21/2012 A.V. Club


"[I]t's a high-concept romantic comedy with deceptively indie trappings. It wraps its intriguing premise in neatly offbeat comedy..." - 08/01/2012 Sight and Sound

 

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