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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
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 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: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008CP2DXW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,568 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

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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5 of 5 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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13 of 15 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Not a bad film, not really. How much you engage with it depends on what you think of the characters. Personally, I didn't like them. They are either hipster/pixie girl screen stereotypes or bores; add to that a selection of lines that no one in their right mind would come out with. Pity, both Carrell and Knightley are very good. There's also an air of inevitability, not just in that end of the world bit, more in the glaring inevitability that this will devolve into any other relationship film only with an unusual framing device. Funny, intriguing and chaotic when it wants to be, if only it was a little more brave.
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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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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 Fabulous
Now I am not a gay or anything like that, but this film made me cry! Watch this film before the end of the world, you won't regret it!
Published 3 days ago by Fine Diner
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Slow Chick Flick
The film begins slowly, reaches a peak with a couple of insaniac scenes and a few gags then very long drawn out downhill crawl to a very annoying ending! Read more
Published 3 days ago by Mr. G. Campbell
4.0 out of 5 stars Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
It was a very enjoyable film. Instantly forgettable but great while you are watching it. Steve Carell was brilliant but Keira Knightley felt slightly miscast
Published 8 days ago by dozza
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
The love connection between the two main characters is unbelievable. There is little in the dialogue or actions to make their strong magnetism towards each other believable. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Coco
1.0 out of 5 stars seeking a friend to help me forget about this film!
Steve Carrel is awesome as ever, film started off great then dammit , the silly squeaky kiera knightley popped up with the worst overacting, lost in her own wee crack head world,... Read more
Published 23 days ago by kerri
4.0 out of 5 stars Ignore Rob Corddry, Steve Carrell is lead male.
An unusual film, Steve Carrell is male lead (not mentioned on blurb) and I actually enjoyed Keira's performance in this, she often annoys me. Read more
Published 25 days ago by David Dobson
1.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better but for the casting
I cannot believe anyone uses KK as a leading actress everything she does she has an emotionless "I am reading the lines" style It could have been an epic film but instead... Read more
Published 1 month ago by satinder
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful storyline
This film is definitely a must watch! A great film to watch with your partner during those romantic night :)
Published 1 month ago by Daniel Nunes
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good
Despite not expecting it to be much thoroughly enjoyed this unpretentious movie. Fantastic performances by both actors; definitely would recommend
Published 1 month ago by Nikhil Sharma
2.0 out of 5 stars dvd film
not the best film by long way,viewed once and sold on ebay,doubt could watch again really and didn't find it to be very funny at all,not steves best film iwould have to say!
Published 1 month ago by P...ed
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