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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • 2 stars
  • 2012
  • US, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia
  • 101 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lorene Scafaria
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melinda Dillon
  • UK release: 13 July 2012

As an asteroid makes its apocalyptic way towards earth, Dodge (Carrell) is abandoned by his wife so goes on a road trip with his neighbour Penny (Knightley). Initial hilarity gives way to naff romance as Knightley makes even light comedy look like hard work.

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

25 Jun 20122 stars

Disappointing apocalyptic romcom starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley

The directorial debut from Lorene Scafaria (writer of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) begins with the announcement that the final mission to save the Earth from obliteration by an asteroid has failed. Initially it’s hilariously cynical as, with just…

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