Conclusion: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is devastatingly funny at times, but it's a humor tinged with an overall melancholy, perhaps one reason some critics didn't really cotton to this piece.
Conclusion: 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' is a flawed film, make no mistake. There's something seriously missing from the movie, and those seeking a laugh out loud comedy will note that "the funnies" are, for the most part, what is seriously missing.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Blu-ray Review
24 October 2012
Excerpt: The Film Wow. Someone really messed up on marketing. The commercials for Seeking a Friend for the End of the World -- and really, the movie was such a blip, maybe you missed them -- made this film appear like a lighthearted, romantic comedy.
Excerpt: Gently amusing and fitfully affecting, apocalyptic dramedy Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World is a rather chipper way to look at the end of days. With strong leads in Steve Carell and Keira Knightley, Lorene Scafaria�s directorial debut is far from flawless but its optimistic tone is hard not...
Excerpt: The unlikely romantic pairing of Keira Knightley and Steve Carell never starts to feel any more likely in the glaringly inauthentic Seeking A Friend for the End of the World , which uses the end of days as a quirky-cute backdrop for one last-chance romance.
Excerpt: Within the last year, two films—Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia and Abel Ferrara’s 4:44 Last Day On Earth —speculated about the looming apocalypse, but from the fixed perspective of two or three characters with limited access to the outside world.