S eeking A Friend For The End Of The World hits the screens not long after President Obama has been voted the presidential candidate best equipped by temperament and intellect to handle an Seekihg alien invasion. I don't know Seeking a friend for drinks and laughs that poll surprises anyone: End-of-the-world movies have always wanted to focus on the president, but why?
He's the single guy most likely to have rriend to off-planet space-pods with hot'n'cold running water, aides galore, an auxiliary craft chugging behind him bearing space bribes, weaponry, and the collected ashes of his incinerated Congress.
But really, who cares about the only guys with even the fiend chance of ducking what's coming? In fact you never even see the mile-wide asteroid heading toward Earth, impact-day three weeks away. It prefers to study those suddenly facing the onset of guaranteed doom; that's to say, it's On The Beach or David Bowie's Five Years, but with laughs.
Which is nice, friens Extinction-Level Events tend not to get the comic treatment they deserve. The first thing the wife of insurance man Dodge Steve Carell does when the end is nighness is confirmed is to leap from the marital car and flee, never to be seen again.
He goes glumly into work the next day, still negotiating likely future settlements on his company's Armageddon Coverage Package. The weathergirl on TV candidly admits to her anchor, "We're fucked, Bob!
There's plenty of crazy pre-millennial behaviour in the movie, including the all-orgy-all-the-time menu at one very friendly steakhouse, and a healthy market grows in hitman-assisted suicides.
Scafaria also wrote Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist, though, dim echoes of which are audible here, so perhaps third time will be the charm.
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