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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
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 explores what people will do when humanity's last days are at hand. As the respective journeys of Dodge (Mr. Carell) and Penny (Ms. Knightley) converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks - if not the world's - brighten. -- (C) Focus

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"The genuine sweetness of the friendship that develops between these two wins out over any of the movie's failings."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, The Atlantic
"Carell possesses a knack for these comedic-tinged dramatic parts, subtly layering on the pathos while slyly exploiting his character's vulnerability."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' is funny, but also profound and tragic."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Seeking a Friend is two potentially great films fused into one. Unfortunately, the two halves don't peacefully coincide..."
‑ Adam Ross, The Aristocrat
"Steve Carell and Keira Knightley make for one of the most unlikely and yet one of the most touching romantic couples of the year."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"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."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A certain generosity of spirit is required here, but the performances are excellent and the central premise ... is a solid and amusing one."
‑ Catherine Bray, Film4
"Scafaria's brand of refreshingly sharp wit and insight will deliver for her fans but it wouldn't be the end of the world if you sought the movie out on the home video circuit."
‑ Kofi Outlaw, ScreenRant
"Seeking A Friend for the End of the World is one of my favorite movies of the year; I loved every minute of it, especially any time Carell and Knightley get to share the screen and talk."
‑ Jonathan Lack, We Got This Covered
"This is an exceedingly promising directorial debut for Scafaria, who adapted the winning romance Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"The problem with this nice-try comedy is the nice-guy protagonist."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Seeking a Friend mocks the modern rom-com formula, but its apocalyptic gags soon give way to a heart-breaking love story."
‑ Christian Toto, Big Hollywood
"A heartfelt romantic-comedy that turns a predictable story into a genuinely enjoyable adventure."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"While the idea of impending doom might suggest darker themes and a downbeat plot, this is an altogether calmer-geddon, with a muted, nuanced lead performance from Steve Carell, a cool-kid soundtrack and heartwarming overtones."
‑ Matt Looker,
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