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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Thursday, June 21st, I saw a pre screening of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Mark Moses, Connie Britton, Rob Corddry, and more. As a member of the Dallas Film Society, I received an invitation to see this film at Studio Movie Grill the night before it was released in theaters Friday.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World centers around Dodge (Carell), a meek insurance salesman, who is dealing with the final days of earth. As an asteroid hurls towards the planet with only three weeks left for mankind, Dodge meets his neighbor, Penny (Knightley), and they travel around in search of Dodge’s high school sweetheart. Both being lonely, lost souls, with kind hearts, Dodge and Penny quickly develop a strong bond. This motion picture is extremely funny and emotional. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a dramatic and romantic comedy, which depicts the end of the world with a “throw caution to the wind” attitude, which understandably sets the screen for a few wild scenes with partying, drugs, and alcohol that are not suited for ages under 17. The film was given an R rating for language, sexual references, drug/alcohol use, and brief violence. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is the first major film directed by Lorene Scafaria, who also wrote “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”, and starred in several other films.