There are two movies competing for the heart and soul of Seeking a Friend For the End of the World and, unfortunately, the crappy one won out.
It’s a shame, because the other movie—the one that launches the film and is hinted at around its edges—is pretty awesome.
An asteroid is heading for earth, and we’re all doomed. Life as we know it has two months to go: So how do we all react?
Do we still work out? Do we go to our jobs? Does the cleaning lady show up?
“The End of Time is here,” says a DJ as the film starts. “Now back to all your soft rock hits.”
Sad sack insurance agent Dodge (Steve Carrell), seems to have nothing to live for. His wife has just left him, in an apocalyptic panic—so he decides to go to work. His boss holds a staff meeting. “We have several openings in the company. Does anybody want to be CFO?”
Then, in the movie’s best scene, he goes to a suburban party with his close friends. I won’t give it all away, but suffice it to say, parties are a lot more fun when the world’s about to end.
But nothing excites or turns on Dodge, who believes he will die alone. With so little time left, he can’t possibly fall in love, can he?