Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Synopsis
As an asteroid hurtles toward Earth, a man takes off on a road trip to find his high-school sweetie.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
The film has two active virtues, too. It shows human beings in all their pitiable, noble, stupid or sensitive modes of action, and it...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is a romantic comedy for people who don't like rom-coms. There's no chance of a happy ending, but its tender mercies speak volumes.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
In our summertime-movie world of aliens and superheroes who look all too familiar, Dodge and Penny look all the rarer in their precious...
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
One of the year's most emotionally affecting movies.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Sweet and serious as it is, the second chunk of Seeking a Friend is the lesser of the two - and hard to reconcile with the more acidic...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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With its sharp script and bittersweet humor, the audacious premise feels fresh enough to earn a large word-of-mouth audience among...
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60

Movieline

Combines a deviously tragicomic take on the approaching annihilation of mankind with a irritatingly unconvincing and unnecessary love story.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Scafaria's movie never catches fire. The bad news: The end of the world comes with a whimper. Worse: And two wimps.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Carell's performance is enjoyable but safe, and while he and Knightley play well enough together, there's no genuine chemistry - no zap to...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I never rooted for them as a couple, never felt a chemistry in their bond. And in a romance, even one with tragic notes, that really is the...
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The Worst Movie Ever!!

By lisse
I would have walked out, but my overly optimistic friend believed it would get better. I can't imagine why anyone considered investing money in such an awful movie. The story is poorly...

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

By 1954lovesmovies
This movie had a profound effect on me. I would recommend it highly. I thought I was going to just another mindless but harmless Steve Carell comedy. While it is very funny in many places it has a...

Fun Times

By remyj17
Despite the harsh reviews I've read in magazines, "Seeking A Friend for the End of the World" is very good. Steve Carell plays a rather pathetic guy who lives a meaningless life, even after he finds...

Outstanding

By crystalforestcutnshoot
Thoughtful screenplay dealing with tough issues. Much was expected, some unexpected. The message was live your life as if the world is ending in three weeks, because it may be. But it didn't feel...

A Long Title For A Longer Melodrama, Short On Entertainment.

By Alon Patterson
I really wanted to like this movie, having enjoyed Carell and Knightley in many of their previous efforts. Alas, it wasn't to be. Apocalyptic imagery here is just that, imagined. And a few effects...

made me think

By rundeb
I enjoyed this movie. It made me think how I would handle the situation as I watched different scenarios play out of how people would react,...

Seeking a funnier movie

By Mousedancing
I was looking forward to this one, as the previews made it look like it would be a great comedy. It's not as funny as it looks. A bit too vanilla and low key, the most rousing part was when they...

This is what I would hope the end is like.

By JoeAverage
It was funny and heart warming at the same time. It is one of those movies that makes you what to call everyone in your family and say thanks. The acting and everything was great except you could...

Go see it!

By brandie1002
I really enjoyed this movie and I am usually pretty hard to please when it comes to movies. This was definitely not your typical romantic comedy that are normally extremely cheesy and lame. It was...

Not your average apocalypse movie...

By Love the Movies 2012
Do not expect heroics with Bruce Willis and sweeping Aerosmith music, or Optimus Prime sacrificing a metallic limb for humanity to survive. This is about two people and the small focus of their world...

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Rated R | For Language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 17+ Last-minute life lessons in poignant romantic dramedy.
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