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SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightley)



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As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

I see some producer(s) decided to try and remake the concept of 'Last Night' as a more commercial romcom film and make money off the concept.

I'll just watch 'Last Night' again, I don't have much in the way of hope for this.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

this looks badass
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

i don't really see the connection between this and 'Last Night' aside from Kiera Knightley?
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
I see some producer(s) decided to try and remake the concept of 'Last Night' as a more commercial romcom film and make money off the concept.

I'll just watch 'Last Night' again, I don't have much in the way of hope for this.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

Originally Posted by TheySentYou
i don't really see the connection between this and 'Last Night' aside from Kiera Knightley?


he was talking about this movie:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0156729/

Pretty much the same premise only less zany indie comedy and more realistic examination of the human condition without going over the top.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

The first comment on Youtube sums it up best: "I have no inside info, but I bet the asteroid misses earth because of some comical miscalculation. But I wonder if the girl he's really after ends up being the one right beside him the whole time but he doesnt realize it until the very end. I wonder."
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl


The Earth is not destroyed at the end.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

Spoiler:

Having read the script I can inform you that the above clever predictions are completely wrong.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
I see some producer(s) decided to try and remake the concept of 'Last Night'
The concept of an apocalyptic film wasn't exactly invented by Last Night.

and make money off the concept.
Whereas the producers of Last Night are all registered charities.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

Originally Posted by Udpint
The concept of an apocalyptic film wasn't exactly invented by Last Night.
Really? Thanks for the info!

Get back to me when you've seen 'Last Night'. Then you'll understand my point, and also see all the plot points of 'Last Night' covered in the trailer for this film. Only in a more commercial romcom fashion with big stars!
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

I'll see it.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
Really? Thanks for the info!

Get back to me when you've seen 'Last Night'. Then you'll understand my point, and also see all the plot points of 'Last Night' covered in the trailer for this film. Only in a more commercial romcom fashion with big stars!
So they turned Last Night into an entertaining movie people would actually want to see, got it (kidding of course, Last Night was decent).

It's just timing, year 2000 was supposed to ring in the end of the world, as is 2012. I never understood the venomous hate for similar stories in movies, or the "I'll just watch the (similar concept movie from 10 years ago) instead!" comments. It's almost as bad as "I saw it subtitled 2 years ago and this one won't be nearly as good!".

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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
I see some producer(s) decided to try and remake the concept of 'Last Night' as a more commercial romcom film and make money off the concept.
Originally Posted by RichC2
So they turned Last Night into an entertaining movie people would actually want to see, got it (kidding of course, Last Night was decent).
Um... yeah, with Holmesian detective skills, you decoded my secret meaning.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

Haha yeah, I have a tendency to rephrase things instead of making a point, old habits die hard.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
Get back to me when you've seen 'Last Night'. Then you'll understand my point, and also see all the plot points of 'Last Night' covered in the trailer for this film.
But most of the plot points of "Seeking a Friend..." are not touched upon at all in the trailer. You only really get the basic premise. Which, to be fair, it does share with other end-of-the-world movies.

And no, I haven't seen Last Night. But if the synopsis I've read is correct it takes place during six hours in Toronto. Whereas the story in SaF lasts three weeks and includes extensive travelling. I don't see how you'd be able to map the plot points of one of them to the other. Although I'm sure similar themes will be touched upon in places.

Only in a more commercial romcom fashion with big stars!
How do you cover a plot point in a more commercial fashion? What does that mean?
If the movie performs badly at the box office would that mean it wasn't commercial after all?
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

RIght before the asteroid plows into the Earth, Carell yells "That's what she said!!"
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

I really like this. I ill totally make it out to see this one. Looks like it could be something special.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

Originally Posted by Udpint
Spoiler:

Having read the script I can inform you that the above clever predictions are completely wrong.
There's many a slip twixt multiplex and script.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

oops, my earlier post was mistaken for the more recent "Last Night" film... also starring Kiera Knightley. hah!
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

Originally Posted by Udpint
Spoiler:

Having read the script I can inform you that the above clever predictions are completely wrong.
Spoiler:
He gets together with the dog instead?
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

I'll see it.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

Looks fun, I'll see it.
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

Originally Posted by Udpint
Spoiler:

Having read the script I can inform you that the above clever predictions are completely wrong.
.....pm script?
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Re: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012) (dir. Scafaria) (Carell, Knightl

If everything I've read is true:

Spoiler:
A lot of reports I've read regarding the script regard it as one of the rare screenplays that have made its readers cry. If that's the case, I assume we know how this film ends.

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