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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

What would you do if you were told that the world was ending?

A bold, outlandish question….. that nowadays feels a little too on the nose to give it too much attention unless you want to have an anxiety attack. 

The film follows a pair of strangers who meet and form an unexpected bond as they help each other find closure in their lives before an asteroid wipes out life on Earth. 

A story that really should feel huge given its scope about the entire planet dying, but it is rather intimate and meditative. 

Does the life you have lived thus far, have an easy non-regrettable end when it comes down to it? Do you feel like you could have been someone else? Done something else? 

Like a series of polaroid film prints, they say your life flashes quickly through your mind at the moment when you are dying. Will that be a good life? A bad one? 

That is all subjective. 

I think really what this movie is trying to say is that perhaps, in the end, when we are all long gone, nothing that we did right or wrong, could have saved or destroyed us, unless we allowed it to. Internal struggles are the hardest things to overcome and actually moving past them is only the beginning of the journey. 

When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? 

Moving, melancholy, uneven but overall optimistic and human, this film builds on small moments to ultimately serve a huge emotional, and resonant, impact. 


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