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Ever Since the World Ended (2001)

Ever Since the World Ended




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This pseudo documentary imagines the possible outcome after a strange and virulent virus sweeps the world, killing the vast majority of the Earth's population and reducing the city of San Francisco to only 186 people. Ten years after the virus first began claiming lives, Cal (Calum Grant) wanders Northern California with a video camera in an effort to document what is left of American civilization. A large commune, led by Mama Eva (Angie Thieriot), is the closest thing to a governing body San Francisco has left, but not everyone is welcome to stay with Eva and her group, and a number of misfits and lawbreakers wander the countryside, scavenging to survive. Mad Mark (Mark Routhier) was once a member of the commune, but his pyromaniacal tendencies led to his expulsion, and now he's wandered into the city, where he can start fires at will. A pair of surfing looters (Stewart Fallon and Simon Thieriot) crack wise about their fate as they break into long-abandoned homes, looking for valuables and often encountering the dead. A nomad named Santosh (Brad Olsen) wanders into Marin County, which has been reduced to a wasteland; there he meets Dan (Dan Plumlee), a former businessman who now gets by trapping wild game when he can find it. And a doctor (Mary Rutherford) sits down to discuss the plague and how it came to destroy the world as she knew it, nearly a decade after her battle to save the world was lost. Shot on videotape using the European PAL system for higher visual fidelity, Ever Since the World Ended was enthusiastically received in its screening at the 2001 Los Angeles Film Festival.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Calum Grant
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On DVD: Jul 10, 2007
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Critic Reviews for Ever Since the World Ended

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Ever Since the World Ended is a faux documentary with a twist, a rudimentary yet fascinating record of remembrance and reconstruction.

January 9, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

The performances in the film are so remarkable it's easy to ignore the implausibilities that surface. But even as its self-aware approximation of the doc format startles, Ever Since the World Ended lacks vigor.

Full Review… | January 9, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

Continually tickles the mind while leaving a heavy lump in the chest, establishing and sustaining a unique low-key tone of mystery and dread.

Full Review… | November 23, 2006
Top Critic

It's an intriguing idea, ingeniously done (on a scant budget), but you have to swallow a good many implausibilities too, along with some variable improv.

Full Review… | September 30, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

As gorgeous visually as it is powerful emotionally.

Full Review… | July 24, 2007

The mockumentary conceit gives a vivid immediacy to the material, and the PAL digital video cinematography is often surprisingly lyrical.

Full Review… | January 10, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Ever Since the World Ended

This is aself0indulgent indie flick about how a small group of people living in San Francisco are dealing in a post-apocalyptic world. A virus killed off most of the world's population, leaving te once booming metropolis of San Fran at a population of approx 180. This is obviously shot in DV, 90% are straight interviews of "survivors". A nice indulgence for those of us who like to ponder the intellectual side and the intricacies of a dystopic empty future, so I really liked it, but there is nothing here to rile any other sort of audience. It's "The Blair Witch Project" of dystopian sci-fi.

_kelly .King

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Some of the worst actors ever in a movie and the stupidest most pointless awfulest documentary type movie I have ever seen, whose idea was it to make this total piece of garbage, its all made up what is the point, and its boring

Although the acting is top notch and the idea of this type of film is intriguing, this movie is extremely ugly and hard to watch for its duration, however small.

Gavin Drake

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