SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
Main Cast: Keira Knightley, Steve Carell
Supporting Cast: Connie Britton, Rob Corddry, TJ Miller, Gillian Jacobs
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Sci-fi
Distributed by: Ayala Cinemas
MTRCB Rating: R-13
Movie Info: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World stars Golden Globe Award winner Steve Carell and Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley and is the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria. Set in a too-near future, the movie explores what people will do when humanity’s last days are at hand. As the respective journeys of Dodge (Mr. Carell) and Penny (Ms. Knightley) converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks – if not the world’s – brighten. –Focus
The Positive: “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” is profound, a little bit funny in the middle but bittersweet in the end. It’s a once in a blue moon unlikely love story starring an odd couple who worked their way in forming a screen chemistry via their strong performances.
The Negative: The tone of the movie veers from satire to sentimentality prompting you to question the solidity of the story.
Penny: “So, what are you doing with the rest of your life?”
Dodge: “Catching up on some me time.”
STARMOMETER SCORE: 7/10
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