Reviews and Problems with Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
17 October 2013
Excerpt: A great look at how people react to the end of the world makes a perfect setting for the odd couple pairing of Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley, but an uneven tone and a very restrained Carrell keep "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" from reaching its full potential.
Excerpt: The world is going to end in three weeks and insurance salesman Dodge Petersen (Steve Carell) has just been going about his normal day-to-day life after his wife leaves him. An encounter with his flaky neighbor Penny (Keira Knightley) sends the two of them on a road trip to find Dodge's lost love, a high school sweetheart who wrote him a letter he only received three months later due to Penny's irresponsibility.
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. I personally found it absolutely wonderful for the most part, a near pitch perfect examination of two lost souls realizing they don't have much time to gain equilibrium, for better or worse.