“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” is a romantic comedy-drama film released in 2012. The movie was written and directed by Lorene Scafaria and starred Steve Carell and Keira Knightley.
The film is set in a world where an asteroid is on a collision course with Earth and humanity only has a few weeks left before the end of the world. Carell plays Dodge, a middle-aged man who is abandoned by his wife after the news of the impending apocalypse. Knightley plays Penny, his quirky and spontaneous neighbor, who he befriends as they embark on a road trip to find Dodge’s high school sweetheart.
As Dodge and Penny travel together, they encounter a variety of characters who are trying to make the most of their remaining days. Some choose to indulge in hedonistic pleasures, while others turn to religion or charity work. Along the way, Dodge and Penny confront their own fears and regrets, and they begin to realize what truly matters in life.
“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the performances of Carell and Knightley, as well as the film’s balance of humor and pathos. However, it was a box office disappointment, grossing only $10 million worldwide.
Duration: 101 min.