Title: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Runtime: 101 minutes
All Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Plot Outline: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Tagline: The first comedy about the end of it all
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 American comedy-drama film, written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, in her directorial debut. The film stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. The inspiration for the title was a line from Chris Cornell‘s song “Preaching the End of the World”, from his 1999 debut solo album Euphoria Morning.
Filming began May 2011, in Los Angeles, California. The film was theatrically released on June 22, 2012 in the United States by Focus Features. It received mixed reviews from critics and earned $9.6 million on a $10 million budget. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc and made available for digital streaming in the United States on October 23, 2012.