Find a friend for the end of the world
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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 24 hours to finish once started. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Close Menu. Steve Carell and Keira Knightley lead an all-star cast in this clever and heartwarming comedy that explores the crazy things people do when humanity's last days are at hand. More purchase options. By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms.
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Verified Purchase. I went into the viewing of this movie with preconceived notions thinking it was going to be the typical Steve Carell comedy. Instead what I got was heartfelt, somewhat sad, comedic love story. Steve Carell and Kiera Knightly were absolutely perfect in these roles.
My suggestion is to either watch the trailer and then watch the movie or go into it having an open mind without watching the trailer. No spoilers below, just opinions. Then the last 10 minutes of the movie hits and I believe that's where I came to absolutely love it and was even actually blown away. After the movie was over we were still discussing it an hour later because it had us thinking so much.
Steve Carell and Kiera Knightly were so freaking good and were so believable in their roles. In closing, this movie has a little bit of everything and that's why I gave it 5 stars!
Loved it! By far this is one of my most favorite movies in the world! I absolutely love the unexpected twists and turns as well as the unexpected relationship that blossoms between the 2 main characters which is lovely! I would have thought both the male and female lead should have won an Oscar for their performance because it was a realistic view of a terrifying event that may some day come our way.
I would hope to meet people just like them if the SHTF. Loved it but I did not buy it I rented it so it's really strange they're asking me to review it! Please send me A DVD of this video? Thank you. The collapse of society I think would be much quicker, and more brutal. Some of the guest stars were surprising. There's a proverb -- "Life is an opportunity, not a promise.
The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs was only miles across, and ejected part of the core into the upper atmosphere. This one was supposed to be miles across. I am an optimist. I would believe that somewhere, somehow, people would survive to rebuild. But that would be a different movie than this one. That was lights-out for the age of the dinosaurs.
All last-ditch efforts to avoid this calamity have failed. The story is about 2 average everyday neighbors who never noticed each other; Dodge Steve Carrell and Penny Keira Knightley.
They're a bit of an odd couple as Dodge is old enough to be Penny's father, but who cares? It is, after all, the end of the world!! The movie is filled with a lot of fun cameos by big name thespians whom you're not expecting to see. Kind of an odd hybrid, right? Well, on that point you are correct, but somehow it works. When the end is near, all that is left to do is to be human Enjoy the apocalypse!! One person found this helpful.
For a movie about the apocalypse, this one is surprisingly upbeat. And it was - well, not nice exactly but different to watch a movie where the world was ending because of an asteroid, not a virus. Not that the world is ending but it kind of feels that way.
I'm not a big Steve Carell fan so if I liked this movie, it was definitely good. He plays a serious character for a change and I like him much better that way rather than as a comic. There are some comedic moments, obviously, since it maintains an upbeat tone. And Carell and Keira Knightley have really great on-screen chemistry. Add some surprise cameos with familiar faces and you have a pretty good movie.
See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. The end of the world is nigh. A giant meteor is heading inexorably towards Earth, and the people of the world are preparing to meet death in their own way. Is it a spoof apocolypse movie, or a romantic comedy?
It certainly has elements of both genres, and the combination seems to work to a certain extent. I went to see this film at the Odeon in Leicester in July. While I would not rate it as the movie of the year, it's still quite entertaining and worth seeing again if you're at a loose end.
Especially if you're a fan of either Steve Carell or Keira Knightley. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. I'll pretty much watch anything if it's to do with an Apocalypse, even a lighthearted one such as this.
It's not bad actually. Great cast and script and quite poignant in places with a few comedic moments thrown in for good measure. It's easy to see where it's all headed but it was fun to watch them get there. Worth a watch. Your tolerance for this apocalyptic romance will depend on your tolerance of Steve Carell. Too often he coasts through his movies which is a shame given how good an actor he has proven himself at times most recently in Foxcatcher. This time he is okay then again who would not be sparked up co-starring with Keira Knightley who gives this at time sappy tale some real heart.
At least it doesn't wimp out on the necessary climax. My mother loved it. Overall I really liked this film, but it certainly isn't a romantic comedy in any shape or form. Not your typical Steve Carell movie. Load more international reviews. A great romantic comedy , but not always a laugh out loud one, considering the overall subject of the film ie the end of the world it is a wee bit black , but these tend to be the funniest moments.
One of my most favourite films ever. I never get tired of watching it. Decent movie with some slow points. Not a bad film and worth the watch but while Carell's role was reasonably believable Knightley's wasn't. It was a very enjoyable film. Instantly forgettable but great while you are watching it. Steve Carell was brilliant but Keira Knightley felt slightly miscast. Dark laughs, another wise look at how would be at the end of the world.
Excellent poignant film, Steve Carell at his best. Lovely film. Don't know why but I just love this story I was expecting this to be a lot better as I found it a bit slow and boring. It was also not really all that funny!
Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley lead an all-star cast in this clever and heartwarming comedy that explores the crazy things people do when humanity's last days are at hand. Set in a too-near future, two neighbors, Dodge Carell and Penny Knightley , react in their own unique ways to the announcement that a mile-wide asteroid is en route to the Earth. He wants to return to his first love. She just wants to get back to her family. Steve Carell and Keira Knightley are superb.
Hyperbole can be fun. Had the critic wanted to be more precise, he probably would have said something along the lines of: the novelist was the worst writer of his generation who was in theory talented enough to be one of the better or even best writers of his generation, but had fallen short. Or, maybe, the novelist was the worst writer of his generation who was successful enough that labeling him the worst writer of his generation would generate some noise at book parties. Which it did.
What do you do for a third act?
If he were told the world were ending tomorrow, Martin Luther once said, he would plant a tree. Werner Herzog would start a film. In "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," Steve Carell plays an insurance salesman but finds little point in selling a whole-life policy. An asteroid 70 miles wide is on a collision path with Earth, and governments have announced it will slam into its target in three weeks' time. To me, even worse than this catastrophe would be foreknowledge of it. To die is one thing. How much worse to know that all the life that ever existed on this planet, and all it ever achieved, was to be obliterated? Dodge Carell looks a little gloomy at the best of times.
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