Tuesday 29 May 2012

Movies I Can't Wait To See: Seeking A Friend For The End of the World

I liked this trailer about a month ago when I first stumbled upon it, but the more I view it, the more I like it.  An end of the world premise is not an unusual one in movies today, but making it a comedy and having Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley hooking up (I assume) is definitely not something you see all the time.  Although Atonement could have been much different with that pairing ...

In Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, a meteor is destined to crash into Earth in three weeks and there's nothing that can be done to stop it.  People quit their jobs, marriages break up and Patton Oswalt (who I loved in Young Adult) sleeps with anything that moves.

Dodge (Steve Carell) and Penny (Keira Knightley) use their time to go on a road trip:  she's looking to reunite with her family and he's looking for a highschool sweetheart.

It's anyone's guess what happens in the end (I'm guessing end of the world crisis suddenly averted - all bets open 'til Friday), but from this trailer it looks like the journey to 'end of days' features a lot of funny moments and at least one trip to TGIF.  And if you can end the world scarfing down potato skins and green bean fries, then it can't be all bad.

What movie are you waiting anxiously to see this summer?


  1. Men In Black. I haven't even looked at the trailer, I just want to see it *that* much. I love, love, love the first two. Tommy Lee had me in the first one when his character said that he'd have to buy The Beatles White Album - again.

  2. It was good ... not enough Tommy Jones abut Josh Brolin was great!

  3. I haven't seen this trailer. I'll have to check it out!