237. Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (2012)

6.1 Slow and disappointing
  • Acting 6.3
  • Directing 6.1
  • Story 5.9
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0

Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Rob Corddry

Director: Lorene Scafaria

Running Time: 101 mins

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World is an American film about a man who sets out to find a his high school girlfriend before the impending armageddon arrives, and he is accompanied by his neighbour who helps him along the way…

I have to say that this was a little disappointing. This film wasn’t the funniest that’s ever been made, the story was pretty poor, it was often a little boring, and a bit depressing too, and even though there were some very funny scenes throughout, it wasn’t too enjoyable.

It was also a little strange to see Steve Carell (aged 52) and Keira Knightley (aged 28) fall in love, because it just seemed way too unlikely, even for a film, and that concept was definitely a bit of a distraction for me while watching this, so I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I would’ve liked.

As well as being quite a boring storyline, the film was very anticlimactic in my opinion. I understand that the end of the world would too be quite anticlimactic, but this film ended so abruptly that it annoyed me quite a bit, but then again, I imagine that the end of the world would annoy me too…

Anyway, overall, I’ll give this a 6.1, because although it was occasionally funny, it was a very disappointing and dull film to watch in my opinion.


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