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Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World [DVD]

Steve Carell , Keira Knightley , Lorene Scafaria    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody
  • Directors: Lorene Scafaria
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Nov 2012
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008CP2DXW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,293 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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There are 21 days left until the end of the world. Meek salesman Dodge (Steve Carell – The 40 Year Old Virgin) has been suddenly deserted by his wife and now has no idea how to spend his last remaining days. When a riot breaks out around his building, Dodge escapes in the car of his extraverted neighbour Penny (Keira Knightley – Pirates of the Caribbean). Seizing the moment, they embark on a hilarious road trip to reunite with their loved ones – Dodge with his long lost high school sweetheart and Penny with her family. On the road together, the unlikely travelling companions’ respective personal journeys accelerate, and their outlooks – if not the world’s – brighten.

Bonus Features
  • Outtakes
  • A look inside Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • Music for the end of the world: What’s on your playlist?
  • Trailer

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD 27 Mar 2013
Format:DVD
I wasn't sure what to expect when I began watching this film recently. Steve Carrel from the American Office and Date Night etc starring so I figured a comedic element of sorts and the very versatile and so demure Miss Knightley together with a splash of the ever excellent Martin Sheen and William Petersen albeit very briefly combine to make one of the best and hugely enjoyable bitter-sweet, black-comedy, tear-jerkers of all time. I honestly haven't had that "lump in my throat" sensation since Ghost (1990) and as other commenters have posted that this film cleverly steers away for the most part from the science and technical aspect of an end-of-the-world, asteroid-on-a-collision-path-with-earth scenario we feel we are amongst real people who we could all know and like who are themselves absolutely helpless in their potential doom and facing an impossible situation with no escape and the decisions good or bad for their final days on earth which they make we can only draw smiles and tears from. The fantastic soundtrack in this film really completes the package. If you don't watch another film in 2013 please see this one! 10/10
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film 25 Mar 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Theres not much you can say about a film unless youre willing to write a nine page review which i'm not! Its a fantasic and one you can watch with your parents without cringing unlike many films you see about!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true gem and reveals a lot about human nature 16 Oct 2012
Format:Blu-ray
I originally thought that this was a comedy. There are one or two scenes which contain black comedy, but it's more about human feelings and the way we deal with other people in times of crisis.

The plot is that life as we known it is coming to an end. There is no escape, we are all going to die. How would you deal with it?

I won't spoil what is a brillant peice of cinema and by the end you truly relate to the characters as doom approaches.

Wonderful film. Highly recommended.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Film 19 July 2012
Format:DVD
This film is a comedy/drama about the road trip taken by an insurance agent and his much younger neighbour to reunite him with his first love before the world ends (the Armageddon/Deep Impact heroics haven't succeeded and that asteroid is going to hit us). He takes the dog that had recently been dumped on him, and she takes her favourite l.p's and off they go, getting into scrapes and adventures on the way. The l.p's are a very important part of the story as they provide the soundtrack to their journey, to be honest they made the film. The scene where Herb Alpert's This Guys In Love With You plays in the background brought as lump to my throat.
It has some great funny moments as well, the dinner party scene especially is hilarious.
I must admit I've never been a huge fan of either Steve Carrell or Keira Knightley but both are excellent in this enchanting story.
When we first saw the trailer we thought this would be worth a watch, it was a great feeling to come out of the cinema totally surprised by how much we loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully different end of the world tale. 28 July 2014
By Nicky
Format:Amazon Instant Video
Was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this film. Steve Carell and Keira Knightley seem a very unlikely pairing but it works. Carell's portrait of Dodge's shift from melancholia to the purest joy is understated and believable. Knightley is clearly comfortable in her role as Penny and she sparkles all the way through the film.

Other films which have dealt with this particular type of apocalyptic event always seem to focus on the scientists and the military actions, or on the individual who made the discovery. I like how this film id so different, it's not the Hollywood "let's save the planet from annihilation" pony... we don't see actors bouncing around pretending to be on asteroids or space ships. Those characters have already been killed off in the first scene. This film is all about the people on the ground, the people who are watching, the people who are waiting.

But then I'm the kind of person who got to the end of watching "Independence Day" and thought "Now who's going to clean all those crashed space ships up..?"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow 4 May 2014
Format:Amazon Instant Video
this is a must see movie a real heart jerker up to the end i was hoping for a happy ending ,,,,get the tissues ready
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'SMILE' ''THE END IS NIGH'' 28 Feb 2013
By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
a 70 mile wide astroid is hurtling toward earth,attempts to alter it's
course has failed......just a few short weeks remain.
'dodge' and 'penny' who had only known each other a short time escape a
riot.
the two set out on a road trip to fulfil a need to be with someone important
to them as time runs out.
the mission for 'dodge' to meet up again with the love he'd lost when still
a young man.
'penny's' quest, to reunite with her parents and share her last moments with
them.
maybe the unlikely couple have allready found all they really need.
there are many moments that will allmost certainly bring a smile to your face.
there are also some poignant as time runs out.
(it's fair to say we survived many prophets of doom that read disaster into
the end of the 'mayan' calender,thankfully the day has past, and most of us
are still here )
an apocalyptic movie worthy of viewing
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars so, so sweet! 18 Feb 2013
Format:Blu-ray
You have got to admit it, a Romantic Comedy set during a time of an imminent apocalypse is an interesting concept and perhaps one of the best mediums to explore the human condition. What we have in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a wonderfully sweet story about two people that are brought together by the circumstances of the end of days.

For such a bleak subject matter the film feels surprisingly light hearted and almost optimistic. Keira Knightly plays no small part in this with her sunny English charm and keep calm and carry on attitude. Steve Carrel plays his part as the straight man as well as ever. I think Carrel is one of the best straight men when he wants to be, second only to Jason Bateman.

The script is superb taking very little time with the set up of an asteroid hitting earth and getting straight on with some surprisingly dark comedy, but even when bodies are flying past the windows as people jump to their deaths rather than face their impending doom, the tone of the film is still kept pretty light. The script explores Carrels' characters quiet insecurities and humble misery with such a light breezy touch it all seems extremely endearing.

The cinematography is also light and sunny and breezy it seems very much like the town in The Truman Show, or Pleasantville after the residents become colourful. This really does act to give you a sense of optimism, a sense that the annihilation that the characters face isn't really that real, that something will happen at the last minute to save every ones lives. Whether that does happen or not is not for me to say as I do try and keep these reviews as spoiler free as possible.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent film not his usual comedy well worth watching
Published 1 day ago by Frolicker
5.0 out of 5 stars defiantly worth a watch.
better than I thought it would be, well acted, well written, had the bitter sweet ending you knew was coming but I'm saying 5 stars.
Published 2 days ago by ian kendall
5.0 out of 5 stars It might just make you cry.
What a brilliant film! Although this movie had both Steve Carell and Keira Knightley starring, I have to be honest, I wasn't expecting much. Read more
Published 7 days ago by miss az mccarry
4.0 out of 5 stars for those who like a mild apocalypse
Quite a gentle film, I think the male leads name is something like Steve Carrel, not someone I can remember liking before but he seemed particularly suited to this part. Read more
Published 9 days ago by tiredoldgit
1.0 out of 5 stars This film is truly awful, a shambles. If ...
This film is truly awful, a shambles. If you are a Steve Carell fan, most definitely avoid it. I am not sure what happened to him whilst making this film, he just stared a lot, it... Read more
Published 13 days ago by ZLOK
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a comedy but a great film
It's no comedy but it is a great film. Great cast, good acting and brilliant story line. I don't want to ruin it so I will simply say that this film is great to watch with anyone... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Fr3nchee
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film however i came across this in the comedy ...
Great film however i came across this in the comedy section and it was funny but damn this film cut deep!!!

Awesome and well worth a watch :)
Published 21 days ago by C. D. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
what a balanced film with a sweet and gripping story of love
Published 26 days ago by callum
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
amazing what a good movie so deep but romantic you will love it so sad but beautiful a must see
Published 27 days ago by Louise
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant heart warming, touching, and slightly surreal film.
I loved this film. Good acting, great plot, makes you think, makes you cry, makes you laugh, and it's got some great music too! You won't be disappointed.
Published 1 month ago by Noelia Moronta-Jacobs
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