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All I need is the air that I breathe....
on 29 January 2014
An asteroid named "Matilda" is on a collision course towards Earth and in three weeks the world will come to an absolute end.
One man decides to spend his time searching for his long lost love from high school during the coming catastrophe...
The first thing one would imagine with an end of the world movie with Steve Carrell starring would be 'hilarious'.
Think again. Many say that this was a huge flop, look at the budget.
It's a kooky movie, just like Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist, and the reason the film works is the subject matter and the realism of the two main characters.
Sure they both have traits, but be honest, would you really act 'normal' if the apocalypse was around the corner? The film is split into several chapters, starting off melancholic, then to panic, realisation, kooky and then back to realisation.
The groups or people we bump into depict the chapters. When we meet Cordroys group, this is the panic moment of the movie, and when we reach the diner, it's kooky.
It never really tears away from the kookiness throughout the film, and this benefits the grim subject matter.
Knightley and Carrell are great as the two leads, and the supporting cast are just as good.
The film really come into its own though when we meet Sheen and he acts everyone off the screen. The ten minutes he is in the film is the best part and it really hits the nail on the head of the whole films message.
Lifes too short.
A lovely movie, with a very sobering, but happy ending.