Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Reviews
Also, the romance ruined everything in my opinion. They should've stayed friends. They had no romantic chemistry in this film, so when they suddenly fall for eachother it is cheesy and makes no sense! The romance was so out of nowhere and rushed. Should've stayed friends! Other than that stuff, the film is watchable.
A great ride all the way to the end. I think the reason it's reviews are as low as they are is because it makes you think and American society doesn't react well to that... So yea, its rated low because people are stupid... if you aren't, you'll probably really like this movie.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World by Lorene Scafaria has become one of my favorite movies. This jewel of creative thought was shamelessly pulled from the theaters before it could find an audience. Drivel and schlock fill the cineplex and apparently there's no room for something different. The early reviews were mixed and mostly centered on what it wasn't, causing its early ouster. I feel compelled to defend what it is.
This is a darkly comic yet heartfelt look at other side of a pending apocalypse. Blockbusters like Armageddon tell what our bigger than life heroes might do to save the day, but what about the rest of us, just waiting for the end? What do we do? What would you do?
The story is about a sad sack who laments his misspent life and flighty homesick free spirit, thrown together in the final days. Each deciding to help the other they embark on a quest to find his lost love and get her back home. The genius is in their encounters and the back round satire, both subtle and not. The last third is for anyone with a beating heart and the ending is spot on perfect.
I found the critiques totally off the mark. One complaint was about its "jarring tonal shifts." Yes, the end of the world can be a bit unnerving. Some didn't like Steve Carell, but nobody plays a deflated sole better. And there is no shortage of Keira Knightley detractors. Well, they are just flat out wrong. Think Keira and Steve don't belong together? They don't. That is entirely the point. This movie makes you feel. It makes you think. It gets more captivating with every viewing. And that, my friends, is the true essence of art.
Watch it and let its slow burn win you over and then afterward see if you don't ask yourself, what you would do?
Relatively boring, not very gripping, didn't really get into the characters or really believe the emotional connections.