Mars Movie Reviews – Seeking a Friend for the End of the World


Movie Info:  Seeking a Friend for the End of the World stars Golden Globe Award winner Steve Carell and Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley and is the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria. Set in a too-near future, the movie explores what people will do when humanity’s last days are at hand. As the respective journeys of Dodge (Mr. Carell) and Penny (Ms. Knightley) converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks – if not the world’s – brighten. — (C) Focus

Mars Review:  A heartfelt romantic-comedy with all the heightened emotions and the outrageous urgency of romantic-comedies are actually appropriate here. All the absurdities that define the genre — not accidentally but deliberately — suddenly work in its favor, and not against it. A deadly ironic ending was surely on the cards, but even without, this is a disarming, largely entertaining smattering of philosophies and worldviews.  I loved every minute of it, especially any time Carell and Knightley get to share the screen and talk.

Stars: 3 out of 5

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