Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Rated R 101 minutes 2012

Earth will be destroyed by an asteroid in 21 days, and the end can’t come fast enough for Dodge (Steve Carell), a lonely noodnik whose wife has left him – no doubt driven away by boredom. But then, when all is lost, into Dodge’s final, painful days comes Penny (Keira Knightley), a similarly disadvantaged neighbor with a cute lil’ dog named Sorry. They take a chaotic but spirited road trip through apocalyptic America and discover true love. And we find out just how excruciatingly maudlin a screenplay by actress-turned-filmmaker Lorene Scafaria can be. Even if there aren’t really only a few days until the world explodes, you wouldn’t want to waste your precious time on junk like this. Costarring Tonita Castro, William Petersen, Derek Luke, and Patton Oswalt. (101 min.)

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Official Site: focusfeatures.com/seeking_a_friend_for_the_end_of_the_world

Director: Lorene Scafaria

Producer: Steve Golin, Joy Wettels, Nathan Kahane and Nicole Brown

Cast: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Connie Britton, Melanie Lynskey, Rob Corddry, Patton Oswalt, Derek Luke, Martin Sheen, Roger Aaron Brown, Rob Huebel, Gillian Jacobs, Tonita Castro, Leslie Murphy, William Petersen and Nancy Carell

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