Friday, June 15, 2012
Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World opens June 22 and you have to see it! Focus Features invited me to a screening last night, ok maybe I begged a little bit. I'm a huge Steve Carell fan, especially in this kind of role. The writer/director Lorene Scafaria compares him to Jack Lemmon, and I think that is dead on in roles like Dan In Real Life Crazy, Stupid, Love and this film.
Seeking A Friend opens with the imminent end of the world by asteroid, of course, all rescue option have been exhausted. Our characters have 21 days to do what they will with. Oddly enough the end of the world looks a lot like my parents parties in the 70's. The statute of limitations is up on that, right? But I digress.
Carell and Knightley are neighbors who find themselves thrown together to muddle through these last days together. Their time is both hysterically funny and incredibly moving. this is definitely what you see in the dictionary if you look up black comedy. Your emotions will run the gamut, in the best possible way.
There are also a few fun "easter eggs: to look for. Keira Knightly's character has a fixation on vinyl and you can play the name that album cover game during the film. There is also a funny little nod to Knightly's role in Pride and Prejudice, see if you can find it...
If you don't believe me just watch the trailer. This is not a case of all the good lines being put in the trailer it is just the tip of the iceberg, or asteroid if you will.