Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World stars Golden Globe Award winner Steve Carell and Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley and is the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria. Set in a too-near future, the movie… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 23, 2012
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56%
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User Score
52%



Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tender, charming, and well-acted, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is unfortunately hamstrung by jarring tonal shifts and a disappointing final act.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Though it's clear we're meant to be moved by the big finale, the sight of these two together is so unsettling it's hard not to start rooting for the asteroid.

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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

The genuine sweetness of the friendship that develops between these two wins out over any of the movie's failings.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Carell possesses a knack for these comedic-tinged dramatic parts, subtly layering on the pathos while slyly exploiting his character's vulnerability.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Steve Carell and Keira Knightley make for one of the most unlikely and yet one of the most touching romantic couples of the year.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

A movie that may be, in its own small, weird way, the most bizarrely bittersweet and oddly beautiful romance you've seen in quite awhile.

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Catherine Bray
Film4

A certain generosity of spirit is required here, but the performances are excellent and the central premise ... is a solid and amusing one.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

This is an exceedingly promising directorial debut for Scafaria, who adapted the winning romance Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The problem with this nice-try comedy is the nice-guy protagonist.

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Christian Toto
Big Hollywood

Seeking a Friend mocks the modern rom-com formula, but its apocalyptic gags soon give way to a heart-breaking love story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
It's a movie about the end of the world that, for about two-thirds in the middle, seems to forget the world is ending... the stakes evaporate and… More
Nicki Marie
A little slow, but ending was so sweet I could overlook it.
Spencer S.
There is something decidedly cheeky and gut wrenchingly depressing about this film, but you wouldn't know it from the start or for much of this film. The… More
Nate Zoebl
It's the end of the world as we know it and I oddly felt fine... which is not a good sign for your apocalyptic movie. Seeking a Friend for the End of the… More
Cynthia S.
Slow. Few chuckle moments. However, I was charmed by the end...
Raymond Wieser
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley are probably two people who would be the last people to be in a relationship together, but somehow they make it work, for the… More