“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” Movie Review

(Heavy, Thought Provoking, Well Acted)

A very heavy topic dealing with what people will have to go through in the future (hopefully, not the near future), but, it will happen.  One day, Earth will collide with another space rock, and life on Earth may, once again, have to start over.  Think Dinosaurs.

If you, and everyone else, had only three weeks to live….what would you do?  Who would you spend that time with?  Where would you spend it?  How would you spend it?

One thing everyone finds out.  They are free to indulge as never before.  Some drink, some eat, some have sex with anyone and everyone, some loot, some help others…..people react differently to the situation.

VERY heavy topics guised as entertainment.  “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” is a HEAVY movie sprinkled with near equal parts of:  humor, resignation, despair, hope, and love.

A very good, if overall depressing, movie.

Dodge (played by Steve Carell) watched his wife walk away after learning she is doomed.  Alone, Dodge comes to grips with his (and everyone else’s) impending doom and walks around in a zombie like state of resignation.

Then he meets Penny (Keira Knightley).

The two of them decide to help each other get back to their loved ones before the world ends.  Penny grabs some old records (Herb Alpert for one) and they leave the looting of the city to find a plane so Penny can be with her family.

During the trip, they find something unexpected.  Love.

The cast is amazing.  Steve Carell is excellent as Dodge.  We totally “get” (just from his body language) his complete resignation to what will happen.  Keira Knightley is fantastic, and some big stars make short, but memorable appearances.

Not for kids as there are a number of  f-words.  Not for teens as they do not understand death.  This is an adult movie with an adult theme for an adult who wants to experience a completely unique movie, wants to think, and, yes, wants to be entertained.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this movie at the Tracy, CA CineMark where I was surprised to see our poster is STILL UP!  🙂

Drive Safe!  Never Forget.

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