Saturday, November 24, 2012

Seeking a Friend For The End of The World - My Review

Seeking a Friend For The End of The World  -  2012  Directed By Lorene Scafaria

Seeking a Friend is a film in 2 acts. It has no third act. Funny thing is, thats why I watched, to see how they would end it.

It stars Steve Carell, playing himself (literally, as he always does) and Keira Knightley, as two neighbors who meet with only 3 weeks left til a asteroid destroys the earth and of course they decide to go on a road trip! How original.

While they are on their road trip they meet a few people (apparently everyone else has already disappeared?) and find love with each other and live happily ever after for 3 weeks. Sound depressing? Actually its not but that doesn't mean its particulary entertaining either. It has more of a feel of a romantic comedy than a tragic drama but it has nothing to say unfortunately.

Considering I've never been a big fan of either lead I was looking forward to seeing this movie. This film just reiterates why I haven't been. Carell is horribly miscast. His deapan behavior and delivery belies there is even an oncoming catastrophe. Knightley brings nothing to the table unless you count her looks and I for one don't (and never have).

Reflecting upon this movie I realized there wasn't one single character in the film that had anything to say meaningful about their eventual demise. They went about their lives as if nothing was going to change or alter it. They didn't appear to be pretending. They just appeared to not care. Sums up how I feel about this movie.

Rating: 4 out of 10

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