To be honest I completely forgot about the whole 'world ending' thing until the very end of the film, where I was reminded about what the film was set around. I mean the film does have 'end of the world' in it's title. It would be pretty stupid not to include that having mentioned it in the title.
So what's the story? A few weeks before the end of the world, Dodge (Steve Carell) finds himself alone; his wife has abruptly left him. Drifting through his final days, Dodge runs into a neighbor, Penny (Keira Knightley), whom he has never spoken to before. A lost letter ties their fate together, and they hit the road, Dodge intent on finding his first love and Penny hoping to locate a private plane to get back to her parents in England.
While on the road, they encounter all kinds of different people, each choosing to spend the world's final days in his or her own way. Also along the way, Dodge and Penny begin to discover that what's most important may actually be right in front of them.
Is it any good? Well; I find the film to be quite mediocre. It's got a top cast, and is very funny, but the humour is only mild to an extent of actually understanding the crude humour in it, the drama is melodramatic and in some cases sensitive which adds to it's overall contributing factors. I think Steve Carrell and Kiera Knightly make an enduring couple to be around and overall, the film though sometimes may bring an occasional chuckle to me, the story and the presentation in the way that it is filmed is quite mediocre.
It's a 7/10!
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