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Film Review: Seeking a Friend For The End of the World (2012)

Seeking a Friend For The End of the World (2012). Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria. The films starts with Dodge (Steve Carell) in a car with his wife, when they both hear on the radio that the world will end in 3 weeks due to an asteroid impact. His wife jumps out the car and runs off. Seeking a Friend For The End of the World is all very pleasant and nice. Carell plays it mostly straight and perhaps a bit too dour, and even though Keira Knightley is his partner for most of the film she's reasonably bearable. The pairing seems odd, which is presumably the point, but I just didn't sense much of the purported chemistry. But as mentioned, the film is pleasant, the romance is somewhat quirky and cute, and it bumbles along on a road trip with inevitable encounters. If you can stand Carell and Knightley then you might get a kick out of it if stuck for something to watch. 3/5 (Average)
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