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Eat, drink and see this movie for tomorrow we die

An “end of the world” premise is usually tied to an action movie, which brings in big box office dollars.

Out of all the films we’ve seen before including “Armageddon,” “Independence Day,” etc., there’s not a doubt in our minds that everything’s going to be OK and life will go on. It’s interesting to come across a film like “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” that makes you question what the conclusion of the story will be.

The film opens with the world well aware of a 70-mile wide asteroid, nicknamed Matilda, that is heading straight for Earth. …

Despite what everyone else is doing, Dodge (Steve Carell) is still playing it safe and attempting to go on with his life, even though his wife (his real better half, Nancy Carell) recently left him. While watching the news one day, he sees his neighbor, Penny (Keira Knightley) outside his window crying hysterically. Penny is distraught because she just missed the last flight back to England and she won’t be able to say goodbye to her loved ones. Dodge invites her into his apartment, and the two practically become best friends overnight. …

Carell has tremendous range for a comic actor. From his hilarious performances in “Anchorman” and “The 40-Year Old Virgin” to his more touching roles in “Dan in Real Life” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” he is one of the best actors working today. And he’s a joy to watching in “Seeking a Friend.” Knightley, best known for period films like “Atonement” and “Pride & Prejudice,” dulls down her look and proves her ability to be funny as needed. She and Carell boast wonderful chemistry, and it’s quite amusing to watch the unlikely pair interact on screen.


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