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- 1 hr 41 min
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 romantic comedy-drama directed by Lorene Scafaria. The film stars Steve Carell as Dodge, a middle-aged insurance salesman, and Keira Knightley as Penny, a young woman who wants to travel to England to be with her family before the end of the world. The premise of the movie is that a 70-mile-wide asteroid named Matilda is set to collide with Earth in three weeks, wiping out all life on the planet. As a result, people are trying to make the most of the time they have left, while others are giving up entirely and indulging in their wildest desires.
Dodge's wife has left him after hearing the news, and he finds himself alone in his apartment with a bottle of pills, ready to end it all. However, he is interrupted by his neighbor, Penny, who asks if he could help her retrieve a mail delivery containing a letter from her ex-boyfriend.
Dodge agrees to help her, and the two set out on a journey to find the letter's recipient before the world ends. Along the way, they encounter various characters, including a suicidal trucker, a group of survivalists, and a cult that believes they can save themselves from the asteroid's impact.
As Dodge and Penny spend more time together, they start to develop feelings for each other. Dodge opens up about his failed marriage, and Penny talks about her regrets and the things she would have done differently if she had more time. They form a deep emotional connection and support each other as the end of the world approaches.
The movie is not just about the impending doom of the asteroid, but also about the human connections and the need for human connection. It explores themes of love, loss, regret, and the importance of living in the moment.
Steve Carell gives a heartfelt performance as Dodge, a man who is resigned to his fate, but finds a reason to live in Penny. Keira Knightley shines as Penny, a quirky and optimistic woman who is determined to make the most of her remaining time.
Melanie Lynskey plays Karen, Dodge's cleaning lady, who is preparing for the end of the world in her own way. She provides comedic relief with her offbeat humor and wacky antics.
The film also features an all-star cast of supporting actors, including Patton Oswalt, Rob Corddry, and William Petersen.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a poignant and funny movie that explores what it means to be alive. It shows that no matter how much time we have left, the connections we make with people are what make life worth living.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 59.