Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

While this isn’t his best film by a mile I don’t get why Steve Carrel doesn’t get the recognition for being a very good dramatic actor.  So many of his works have been under-appreciated – The Way, Way Back, Foxcatcher, and The Morning Show come to mind.  Anyway, this film took a while to get to me but eventually it won me over.  At first there wasn’t a ton of chemistry between he and Keira Knightly but it later became clear that this was by design.  The last third of the movie was actually very good and overall it was – despite the backdrop – an enjoyable movie.

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Movie title: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Movie description: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Date published: 2022-02-21

Director(s): Lorene Scafaria

Actor(s): Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Rob Corddry, Adam Brody, Derek Luke, Martin Sheen, Melanie Lynskey, Nancy Carell, William Petersen, Gillian Jacobs, T. J. Miller, Patton Oswalt, Bob Stephenson, Brad Morris, Mark Moses, Roger Aaron Brown, Rob Huebel, Trisha Gorman, Tonita Castro, Leslie Murphy, Kasey Campbell, Vince Grant, Amy Schumer, Marshall Manesh, Aleister, Rene Gube, Jim O'Heir, Daniel Maurio, Matthew Alan Brady, Tony Brown, Lauren Crawford, Laura Mann, Prestin Persson, Lauren K. Solomon, Chris Spinelli, Hannah Victoria Stock

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Science Fiction

My Review

While this isn’t his best film by a mile I don’t get why Steve Carrel doesn’t get the recognition for being a very good dramatic actor.  So many of his works have been under-appreciated – The Way, Way Back, Foxcatcher, and The Morning Show come to mind.  Anyway, this film took a while to get to me but eventually it won me over.  At first there wasn’t a ton of chemistry between he and Keira Knightly but it later became clear that this was by design.  The last third of the movie was actually very good and overall it was – despite the backdrop – an enjoyable movie.

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