ABOUT THE MOVIE
Seeking a Friend for the End of the WorldR
Set in a too-near future, a man searches for a meaningful connection as humanity's last days are at hand. Can he find his greatest love at the worst possible time? As the respective journeys of Dodge and Penny converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks - if not the world's - brighten.
STARRING:Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry
WHO WILL DIG IT?
Fans of Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, adorable acting canines, quirky romantic comedies, and pre-apocalyptic road-trip flicks.
THREE GOOD REASONS
- 1Carell is finding his stride in quirky romantic comedies as of late; for evidence, look no further than "Dan in Real Life" (2007) and "Crazy, Stupid, Love" (2011).
- 2Screenwriter Loren Scafaria ("Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" 2008) makes her directorial debut. In doing so, she creates an endearing, human-sized dramedy out of an idea that usually plays much larger: the apocalypse.
- 3Any movie with Carell, Patton Oswalt, and Rob Corddry has to be funny.
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW
Like last year's Academy Awards darlings "The Artist" and "Beginners," this film includes a definitive doggie performance. Aleister the terrier stars as Carell's trusty sidekick, Sorry. Aleister's part is so big he required three stunt doubles, all of whom were rescued from animal shelters, like Aleister himself.