What would you do if you knew that the world was going to end? Race to fulfill all of your hedonistic desires? Work dutifully at your now even more pointless job? Reunite with family or a lost love? Or try to forge a meaningful friendship with what little time you have left. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World explores all of these questions as all of society’s up-and-coming comedic actors go totally batty with the news that an asteroid is going to kill us all.
Steve Carell stars as a sadsack who befriends Keira Knightley, instead of just hitting the orgy scene with her. The two make a pact to help one another reunite with loved ones before the major impact event, but find the time to road trip across a crazy brains version of America in the meantime. It’s a fun premise that looks charming. You know except for everyone dying horribly.