Release Date: June 22, 2012
Studio: Focus Features
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Screenwriter: Lorene Scafaria
Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley
MPAA Rating: R
Tender, charming, and well-acted, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is unfortunately hamstrung by jarring tonal shifts and a disappointing final act.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
"Scafaria creates a bittersweet funny film brimming with humanity in all its glorious imperfection. The flip side of Melancholia, with a brilliant juggle of emotions threading throughout."
Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"It may be one of the bleakest mainstream comedies ever released, but viewers willing to go with it will find a conclusion that isn't depressing so much as it is wondrously bittersweet."
Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' has its laughs, but pretty much every single one of them is in the trailer."
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