Seeking a Friend for the End of the World [DVD] [2012]

  • SKU: 6697063
  • Release Date: 10/23/2012
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features


  • Outtakes
  • A Look Inside Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • Music for the End of the World: What's on Your Playlist?
  • Feature Commentary

Synopsis


Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley star in this apocalyptic comedy following two neighbors who set out for one last road trip after learning that a massive asteroid will wipe out all life on Earth in just three weeks. Dodge (Carell) and Penny (Knightly) are both having a very bad day. Shell-shocked after hearing that the last hope of destroying the massive asteroid on a collision course with Earth has failed, Dodge watches helplessly as his wife bounds out of their car and vanishes into the night. Later, as the now-reluctant loner ponders what to do with his remaining time on the doomed planet, sobbing waif Penny appears at his window lamenting her breakup with self-centered boyfriend Owen. When the sun rises the following morning, the two neighbors who had barely exchanged passing glances in the hallway have forged a tenuous yet very real connection. Tensions rise, however, when Dodge learns that Penny inadvertently received an inviting love letter from the ex he's always loved, and that she failed to give it to him before all of mankind was doomed to a catastrophic fate. When Dodge announces a plan to reconnect with his ex while he still has the time, guilt-ridden Penny vows to help him accomplish his goal at all costs. But the more time this mismatched pair spend on the road together, the more their journey takes on a new meaning -- one that neither could have ever seen coming, but which both sense was the way things were meant to be. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Steve Carell
    Steve Carell - Dodge
  • Keira Knightley
    Keira Knightley - Penny
  • Connie Britton
    Connie Britton - Diane
  • Adam Brody
    Adam Brody - Owen
  • Rob Corddry
    Rob Corddry - Warren



Overall customer rating

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100%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    Treydle
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    What would you do with less than three weeks to live? Give up? Commit suicide? Take whatever you want from whoever you wanted and wave goodbye in the final moment? Think about it. The first thing we hear during the film is that an asteroid is headed toward Earth and the last effort made to stop it has failed. We hear this over a car radio with a man and woman in front listening. The man, Dodge (played by Steve Carrell) says nothing as his wife (played by Carrell’s actual wife Nancy Carrell) leaves the car without a word. Dodge, an insurance salesman, returns to work the next day for lack of a better idea. The office is nearly empty and, while starting his car to return home, a coworker lands on Dodge’s windshield. His friends have embraced their fate by throwing a party in their home filled with drugs, alcohol, and free love. Dodge flees the party in terror and returns to his empty apartment. On another night, he wanders a local park, drinks Windex and passes out. When he wakes, he finds a dog tethered to his foot with the word “sorry” written on a Post-It note on his sweater. He takes the dog home and reminisces about a lost love until he’s interrupted by his neighbor crying on the fire escape. The neighbor, Penny (played by Keira Knightley), had just broken up with her boyfriend who caused her to miss the last plane home to her family in England. Despite their proximity, they’ve never spoken. So Penny (Knightley) takes the opportunity and hands Dodge some mail that was meant for him but placed in her mailbox. Among the many letters he didn’t get, there’s a letter from the same former girlfriend Dodge had been thinking about. A riot breaks out that evening causing Dodge to leave town and invite Penny along, claiming he knows someone with a plane who can bring her to her family. Along the way they encounter others making a final journey while they, meaning Dodge and Penny, develop a close relationship of their own. This is not your typical comedy, obviously. Nor is it your typical end of the world film. In your typical end of the world film, e.g. Armageddon, Deep Impact, 2012, the world doesn’t end. The last great hope of humanity works and everyone lives happily ever after. And your typical comedy isn’t this gruesome. I call it that not because gory images are a constant in the film, but because they appear unexpectedly and startle the other characters and the viewers. Still, Knightley and Carrell play well off each other and their story is believable enough. As for the supporting cast, Martin Sheen, Derek Luke, and T.J. Miller among them, they all bring something to the story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must own

    Posted
    Robren911
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    Most people will be tempted to wait for this movie to come down in price before considering a purchase. Don't make that mistake. If ever a film were worth an extra $5 it's this one. This is a love story in the vein of movies like "Cold Mountain", "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind" and "Harold & Maude". It only makes sense to the two people in love. It has the ability to draw a cult following like "The Big Lebowski" because of the clever dialogue. You can measure how much in a love you are as a couple by watching this movie together. You will find yourself remembering quotes like, "It's not enough time - It would have never been enough time - " or "Nobody's anybody's anything anymore." The cast is amazing even a cameo by Patton Oswalt can't spoil this little gem of a movie. There is no CGI, this movie could have been made by a guy with a $6k budget and because of how well it was written, it would be the same film. Can you say that about any Super Hero blockbuster you've seen? This is a love story trapped in a dark comedy set in a Shakespearean tragedy. It's the best film I've seen in 2012 and the best film I've seen since "The Descendants". If you are a hopeless romantic you will wear out your player watching this film over and over. If you are an intellectual, the sarcasm and dark themed humor will appeal to you. This movie treats you like an adult without excessive vulgarity and no nudity. There is no pandering in this movie. You will love it or hate it. I loved it. it's far to smart just to like. If you want to leave your brain outside your head for 2 hours, there are plenty of movies for you. Including a ton of romantic comedies. This isn't a romantic comedy. It's a love story that has great comedy entwined. There is a difference. Buy this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unlikely pairing that works

    Posted
    jcb476
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    As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. For me, although perhaps the likelihood of these two personalities connecting in any other circumstance, it works for this situation, and by the end, I really cared about them and I found the ending very touching and beautiful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seeking A Good Movie For the End of the World

    Posted
    BrightEyes13
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    SAFFTEOTW is a fantastic sleeper comedy/drama. Even though it is more of a drama, the comedy is enough to get you invested in the characters. Carrell and Knightly have great chemistry and while the second half is heavier on the drama, it's forgivable yet overall this is a great film that will laugh, cry and be glad you didn't rent Transformers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A funny end of world movie

    Posted
    cking
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    I enjoyed this movie because its a comedy and takes a different angle on the end of the world movies we are used too. a must watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Funny romantic comedy

    Posted
    Wbtwp
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    This is a quirky romantic comedy. Fun for a day in bed watching movies during the winter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    you guys did great!!

    Posted
    diveboy
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    Thank you so much for everything! !I would tell friends. About all this so thanks so much

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    covinabornhippy
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    I love this movie, funny, sad, ironic all rolled into one.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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