Saturday, June 23, 2012

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World

"Seeking" didn't have to be the most profound movie to ever address armageddon. If only it were a tad more thoughtful.

The above photo may appear to be more about a road trip than facing imminent death, because, basically, that's what this flick is. It's also a uber-predictable rom-com. (We are told about The End right at the beginning. OK, just kidding.)

Try out this new title:

 Harry and Sally Hit the Road in Search of the Meaning of Life and Learn that All We Need Is Love.

"Seeking" gets off to a promising start. Dodge, Steve Carell, a perennially dorky depressive, finally has something to really be down about. And he's not going to face The End as others are: Eating to abandon because those extra 50 pounds don't matter now; practicing unsafe sex because the ultimate cure to venereal disease is on its way in the form of a giant asteroid.

 Looting and rioting aren't his thing either.

So what to do with his final three weeks?

He could find the "love of his life" (Keira Knightly) and a fluffy best friend, a pooch called Sorry.

How ironic, we're to believe, that when Dodge finally finds true love it's the end of the world.

The good news: No sequel to this one.

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