MOVIE REVIEW This
week's reviewed movie is:
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
SEEKING A FRIEND
FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
I was totally
unprepared for this film, Seeking
a Friend for the End of the World.
There's more going on in this doomsday
scenario than you realize.
Yes, the film is a comedy about the end of days
by a marvelous subdued Steve Corell.
It is also a romance about finding what
and who is important to you.
Many movies about the end of the Earth overlook
true human emotions in favor of big explosions,
big gestures, and big box
office; however this film uses doom as a backdrop
for a look at and focus on
mismatched maybe lovers and what's really
important on your final day.
It's one of
the season’s unexpected pleasures.
Showing more truth
than humor, Seeking
for the End of the World IS a road trip
A lighthearted look at the apocalypse,
it's the ying and yang of all things -- optimism
v. pessimism, the good, the bad
and the ugly -- a view of not only a person’s last
moments, but all the moments
that make up a person.
It's what people think that's important and that
vast as the universe.
The movie provides
a broad sampling of how
people face the end of the world.
Some turn to deep pondering upon religious
matters, others turn to solitude, sex, drugs,
suicide, rioting, holding on
stubbornly to routine, or just trying to find
someone to be with before it's
This picture is being marketed as a comedy, and
some attempts at humor
succeed, but many don't quite make the grade and
Most of the drama
and emotional honesty give the film life.
It's a road flick with an expressive,
romantic necessary component, and it doesn't burn
out at the finish line.
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