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This week's reviewed movie is:
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World




Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

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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 led 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 a Friend for the End of the World IS a road trip movie!

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 is as 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 all over.

This picture is being marketed as a comedy, and some attempts at humor succeed, but many don't quite make the grade and fall short.

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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