Writer-director Lorene Scafaria’s “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” is a movie whose title pretty much says it all. I expected ever since the Mayan prediction of the apocalypse on Dec. 2012 that a lot of movies would capture the premise of how people would react to an approaching doomsday. “4:44 Last Day on Earth” (which I will review later) was the first one I’ve seen with this premise, and so, there was no surprise that I would allow myself to get … more
Star Rating: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is nowhere near as funny as it has been made to seem, which actually works in its favor. The film is at its best when it veers away from the broad, strained humor prominently featured in the ads, none of which make it clear that only about a third of the final product is being represented. What you’re not being shown is an intelligent and surprisingly moving story of two emotionally damaged people … more
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD Written and Directed by Lorene Scafaria Starring Steve Carrell, Keira Knightley and Martin Sheen Penny: What is it about the end of the world that brings them all out of the woodworks? SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD gives new meaning to the term, “Disaster Movie”. Within moments of the film’s opening, it is announced that the world is coming to its inevitable end. This piece of information would ordinarily … more
By Joan Alperin Schwartz First, the perks about knowing that planet Earth will no longer exist in 21 days... At the office, every day is now casual Friday...You can have mindless sex without worrying about disease or incestand...when asked, 'What are you doing the rest of your life', you can respond in one sentence or less. That's right folks, it's another 'end of days' movie...T … more
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