This Is the End


This Is the End

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Energetic, self-deprecating performances and enough guffaw-inducing humor make up for the flaws in This Is the End loosely written script.



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The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. (c) Sony


James Franco
as James Franco
Jonah Hill
as Jonah Hill
Seth Rogen
as Seth Rogen
Jay Baruchel
as Jay Baruchel
Danny McBride (IV)
as Danny McBride
Michael Cera
as Michael Cera
Emma Watson
as Emma Watson
Mindy Kaling
as Mindy Kaling
David Krumholtz
as David Krumholtz
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
as Christopher Mintz-Plasse
as Rihanna
Martin Starr
as Martin Starr
Paul Rudd
as Paul Rudd
Channing Tatum
as Channing Tatum
Kevin Hart
as Kevin Hart
Aziz Ansari
as Aziz Ansari
Samantha Ressler
as Karen (Franco's Asst.)
Douglas M. Griffin
as Father In Store
Lauren Graham
as Daughter In Store
Carol Sutton
as Cashier
Yohance Myles
as Cell Phone Guy
Brian Huskey
as Headless Man
Randi Rousseau
as News Reporter
Travers Mackel
as News Reporter
Amber Carew
as Cera Girl #1
London Gill
as Cera Girl #2
Dave Jensen
as Cannibal #1
Jack Flynn
as Cannibal #2
Ricky Mabe
as Santa Cannibal
Jason Cox
as Paparazzi
Nick Carter
as Backstreet Boys
Howie Dorough
as Backstreet Boys
Brian Littrell
as Backstreet Boys
A.J. McLean
as Backstreet Boys
Kevin Scott Richardson
as Backstreet Boys
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  • Aug 19, 2016
    Plenty of banter between contemporary comedy stars. The cameos from other stars and "how they are in real life" especially Michael Cera was hilarious. This movie is very enjoyable if you like the "Apatow brand" of humor. Check it out.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 19, 2016
    Think about the premise (actors playing themselves and dying as themselves in an apocalyptic end of the world event) what you want: there is promise it in. But when you kill off the majority of the cameos right in the beginning and then have the usual suspects have the usual dialog in a rather bleak apartment situation over and over, things do get a little tiresome after a while. While the final twist is surprisingly optimistic, the Backstreet Boys dancing in heaven is a certain way to kill a film ending. Stupid.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2015
    "This Is the End" starts with Seth Rogen picking up his good friend Jay Baruchel at the airport. They quickly put to rest Seth's macrobiotic diet in favor of some fast food. After which, they hang out, play video games and smoke some weed. But Jay doesn't feel like going to a party at James Franco's, even as Seth talks him into it. They don't stay long, opting to buy some booze on their own. And that's when the world ends. If you can only watch one comedy about the rapture featuring Craig Robinson, then definitely go with the entertaining "This Is the End" which makes the most of its semi-limited budget to create some very memorable imagery. In general, the movie takes aim at the notion of celebrity with the cast playing alternate versions of themselves that are not to be taken seriously. However, it does confirm the worst suspicions about Danny McBride while giving the viewer a more pseudo-intellectual James Franco than previously thought possible. Otherwise, the in-jokes do not really work. Instead the movie is very meaningful when it comes to exploring the bonds of friendship.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2014
    This Is the End, somewhat ironically, falls apart at the end, but its tear-inducing, hysterical first-two-thirds ensure that it's a comedic delight, brought to life by some of the most brilliant improvisation in cinematic memory.
    Isaac H Super Reviewer

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