Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World Directed by Lorene Scafaria
Written by Lorene Scafaria
Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Patton Oswalt, Connie Britton, Rob Corddry, Melinda Dillon, Rob Huebel, Gillian Jacobs
Rated R | 93 Minutes
Release Date: June 22, 2012
“It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.” – R.E.M
Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (writer, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World is a warm, charming, and well-acted film that explores what people will do when humanity’s last days are at hand.
As the massive asteroid Matilda hurtles toward Earth, Dodge (Steve Carell) finds himself alone after his not-so-faithful wife (Nancy Carell) abandons him in an apocalyptic panic. This isn’t Armageddon though, Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck aren’t going to save the day this time. Dodge and the rest of the human race have 21 days until Matilda smashes into the planet, an extinction-level event no amount of “Leaving On A Jet Plane” and animal crackers can prevent.
The Geeks Of Doom Round Up hits into episode numero five, and Andy takes a look at the trailer for Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, and starring Steve Carell. For our music selection this week, Greg remembers Whitney Houston, and in tribute plays a cover version of “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.
Later, we look at George Lucas‘ view on whether Han Shot First or Greedo Shot First, and mention the recent announcement of the upcoming Machete sequel. And as always, we close out with a preview of what to expect on The Drill Down and Social Blend podcasts.