Saturday, February 28, 2015

Quick Look: "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World."

This is a quick post to share my utter surprise at how much I truly enjoyed this movie.  Now I did go in with low expectations, thinking I'd maybe get a few laughs out of it and move on, but I'm actually shocked by my reaction. 

The premise here is essentially: what would have happened if Willis and Affleck had failed their mission in Armageddon?  Beginning 21 days before the end of the world (a giant asteroid is going to hit the Earth and cause an extinction level event), Dodge (Steve Carrell) whose wife has just left him meets Penny, a neighbour whose love life leaves something to be desired.  An eternal romantic who has missed the last plane back to England, Penny decides she's going to help Dodge reunite with his high school sweetheart before the end of days.  With a simple premise and two Oscar nominated actors, this was another surprisingly successful tale of "what do we do when there's nothing left to be done?" (see my note on It's A Disaster here for more on this theme).

Now available on Netflix, I really urge you to check it out.  It's totally worth a few minutes of your time.

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