Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Reviews

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June 21, 2012
Like the romance it portrays, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is brief, sweet, funny and sad.
June 21, 2012
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World offers the beats of a series of bad news / worse news jokes. This is not necessarily a good thing.
June 21, 2012
One of the year's most emotionally affecting movies.
June 21, 2012
Carell and Knightley give it their bittersweet best. But I never rooted for them as a couple. And in a romance, even one with tragic notes, that really is the end of the world.
June 21, 2012
Lorene Scafaria, making her feature debut as writer-director, scores numerous laughs off the social dislocation that follows as people realize the apocalypse is imminent.
June 21, 2012
"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" struggles to find its voice.
June 21, 2012
When Seeking took hold of me, completely and without warning, I was digging for tissues. It's a lovely surprise for the official start of summer.
June 21, 2012
As Seeking a Friend for the End of the World crawls toward its sentimental finale, you're rooting for that asteroid to get here, quick.
June 21, 2012
What it doesn't have is a way of making sense of its comic and dramatic strains, together, in the same movie.
June 21, 2012
Think of it as a greeting-card version of the end of times. Self-consciously winsome. Decorous.
June 21, 2012
Scafaria has to work beneath the inevitable looming gloom or else chicken out, and that's a question that ultimately distracts from the characters' dramatic development.
June 21, 2012
Bittersweet moments that remind us of the importance of family, questions of faith, the nature of forgiveness and facing mortality are handled deftly but the swings in mood are unsettling.
June 21, 2012
There's real wisdom and honesty to the way this improvised friendship plays out, as both characters struggle to leave this mortal coil with some perspective and dignity.
June 21, 2012
It amounts to sort of a romanic comedy, although it makes no promises of providing a happy ending.
June 20, 2012
In our summertime-movie world of aliens and superheroes who look all too familiar, Dodge and Penny look all the rarer in their precious humanity.
June 20, 2012
I liked "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," the notes it hit, the questions it asked. And if Scafaria is guilty of playing on emotions, at least she's good at it.
June 19, 2012
Buoyed by individual moments, and by some of the inspired casting that's revealed at each stop along the way.
June 19, 2012
...Scafaria's skill here is not only in getting a wide pool of talented people to be in the film, but also in actually giving them something to do.
Top Critic
June 19, 2012
After so many hellish apocalypse movies, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is intelligent, dignified and emotionally satisfying.
June 19, 2012
By turns bizarrely affectless and then prattlingly manic, much like its dual protagonists...
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