Sunday, June 24, 2012


Focus Features produces films that usually turn out to be quality entertainment. Seeking A Friend At The End Of The World is a typical example of a film that not all will like because of it's odd genre entanglement betwixt science fiction, drama and comedy. For the most part, though, the film blends these counter-intiutive classifications very well except for the few instances when it feels a bit off.

Steve Carell is a amicable and affable actor. He reminds me of Robin Williams - he can play crazy wild comedy and disturbingly sad and depressed characters. I believe Williams is quite a bit more diverse and gifted than Carell but maybe Steve will continue to impress us all with his acting ability in the future, for at the moment he can really pull off two distinct forms.
As for Kiera Knightley, she is a solid actress ranging in roles from Pirates of The Caribbean to Pride and Prejudice. She was no less believable as the nuerotic screw up than any of her other roles. I envy her. She is in her late twenties and has seen and done many unique things with her short life already. I guess it pays to beautiful and talented in this world. Shnikes. 

The story is rather predictable but a pleasant and engaging road movie none the less. There are a number of fun cameo appearances to look out for as well. The love connection is slightly hard to believe but under such circumstances such incredulous phenomena become common. What would you do if you and everyone you knew only had three weeks to live?   

Recommended Viewing: Night Of The Comet - Zardoz - Groundhog Day 

              Bob Scale: Objective: 6.7   -   Subjective: 7.2
             MetaCritic: 60
 Rotten Tomatoes: 53
                      IMDB: 7.0

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