Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Reviews

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March 6, 2020
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World sought but never found a cineplex audience. Even so, I would personally advise that you add it to your queue of movies to see before the asteroid hits.
November 26, 2019
With uneven laughs, sensitivity and bittersweetness in one tidy package, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World is a credible directorial debut for Scafaria but it only becomes watchable after the first 45 mins.
December 29, 2018
With her debut as director, [director Lorene] Scafaria has created something really unique.
November 16, 2018
The romance plays like a studio note and you barely believe it, but the movie wrapped around it is so watchable that you can let it be. This one last time.
June 20, 2018
That's where the brilliance of the film clicks in: What these characters are facing isn't all that different from the human prospect in general.
May 23, 2018
It's a genre-defying melancomedy that manages to be good science fiction and a moving romance at the same time. Best of all, it never cheats you with false optimism about the fate of the world.
June 2, 2013
Carell possesses a knack for these comedic-tinged dramatic parts, subtly layering on the pathos while slyly exploiting his character's vulnerability.
March 4, 2013
A certain generosity of spirit is required here, but the performances are excellent and the central premise ... is a solid and amusing one.
October 26, 2012
Seeking a Friend mocks the modern rom-com formula, but its apocalyptic gags soon give way to a heart-breaking love story.
October 23, 2012
'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' is funny, but also profound and tragic.
October 2, 2012
Scafaria's brand of refreshingly sharp wit and insight will deliver for her fans but it wouldn't be the end of the world if you sought the movie out on the home video circuit.
September 30, 2012
A heartfelt romantic-comedy that turns a predictable story into a genuinely enjoyable adventure.
September 27, 2012
Seeking a Friend is two potentially great films fused into one. Unfortunately, the two halves don't peacefully coincide...
September 14, 2012
Seeking A Friend for the End of the World is one of my favorite movies of the year; I loved every minute of it, especially any time Carell and Knightley get to share the screen and talk.
September 13, 2012
While the idea of impending doom might suggest darker themes and a downbeat plot, this is an altogether calmer-geddon, with a muted, nuanced lead performance from Steve Carell, a cool-kid soundtrack and heartwarming overtones.
September 10, 2012
Each scene plays out like a cleverly crafted vignette that gives the film a freshness and propulsion often missing from the romantic comedy genre. It also doesn't hurt to throw the looming apocalypse in there for good measure.
August 28, 2012
Writer/director Lorene Scafaria moves her apocalyptic rom-com into new territory for such a formula-driven genre.
August 23, 2012
Heart and humour in the countdown to Armageddon.
July 15, 2012
Lorene Scafaria, the screenwriter behind Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, makes a charming directorial debut with Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
July 14, 2012
A funnier, deadly ironic ending was surely on the cards, but even without, this is a disarming, largely entertaining smattering of philosophies and worldviews.
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