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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

HD   R Closed Captioning

Lorene Scafaria

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About the Movie

The feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria stars Golden Globe Award winner Steve Carell and Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley. 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, their outlooks – if not the world’s – brighten.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 162
  • Fresh: 89
  • Rotten: 73
  • Average Rating: 6.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: This is a romantic comedy for people who don't like rom-coms. There's no chance of a happy ending, but its tender mercies speak volumes. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 21, 2012

Fresh: "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," a half-tender portrait of two very lonely hearts in the closing weeks of humanity's run on Earth, is a strange movie. – Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 21, 2012

Rotten: It's too bad the movie chose to go so gentle into that good night. – Rafer Guzman, Newsday, Jun 22, 2012

Rotten: "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World'' has its laughs, but pretty much every single one of them is in the trailer. – Lou Lumenick, New York Post, Jun 22, 2012

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Customer Reviews

luv luv this movie

depressing yet managed to pull my heart strings......


if you like to ride a roller coaster and not the ferris wheel,please hop on. I was astonished at the emotional and in depth analysis that these actors did. Mr Carrel has and displays an inner fire of the character wanting to speek out. Mrs. Knightley brings out the best in her performance to show a person without outer emotion what it really feels like.. Both complimant each other extremely well. Hats off to who decided on the casting .Wow, great all around. The scene shot at the resturant, great pieces all fitting together. excellent movie. THIS MOVIE IS A CULT CLASSIC.

Not worth it

This is not Steve C.`s style, although he obviously got the part because of his role in Dan in Real Life. However, Keira Knightley is almost constantly annoying, although the script does not offer her much to work with. Still, someone like Natalie Portman would have been much better for this role, and would have probably made the character less bipolar and plain idiotic at times. The part about Glen should have ended on the cutting room floor, as it adds nothing to the movie, except minutes. Bottom line - zero chemistry between the two main characters, and no explanation why they end in an improbable relationship.

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