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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

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Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (her directorial debut actually), and starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley.

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Stellar concept...I hope it works in reality!
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This looks interesting...I'm in.
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I like the premise.

It is interesting to contemplate what people would REALLY do should the scenerio in the movie ever came true.

Go into hiding?
Loot and destroy?
Suicide?
Kill the boss or neighbor or ex-spouse or politician (I think there would be a lot of this kinda stuff)?
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This looks interesting...I'm in.

Me too I like it.
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I like the premise.

It is interesting to contemplate what people would REALLY do should the scenerio in the movie ever came true.

Go into hiding?
Loot and destroy?
Suicide?
Kill the boss or neighbor or ex-spouse or politician (I think there would be a lot of this kinda stuff)?

I'll be the kind to take my family into hiding waiting for the end to come. I don't need my family to witness or the crazy people looting, hurting others.
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I would go test drive a Bentley and never go back.....
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Finally a rom-com where they all die in the end. Looks good!
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I would go test drive a Bentley and never go back.....

Here is the car I would shot the salesman for during the test drive and disappear down the road:
http://www.ferrari.com/English/GT_Sp...58-Italia.aspx
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I'll be the kind to take my family into hiding waiting for the end to come. I don't need my family to witness or the crazy people looting, hurting others.

My first instinct would be to dispense a little street justice upon certain individuals....
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My first instinct would be to dispense a little street justice upon certain individuals....

Well I'm glad I'm in Australia.
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Well I'm glad I'm in Australia.

We already know what happens when the **** hits the fan in Australia- Mad Max ftw!
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Well I'm glad I'm in Australia.

Can't speak to Australia's situation, but America is in the grip of a (as yet) non-violent Civil War.
If Law and Order were to breakdown, there would be blood in the streets.
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Can't speak to Australia's situation, but America is in the grip of a (as yet) non-violent Civil War.
If Law and Order were to breakdown, there would be blood in the streets.

I didnt know that was happening.
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I didnt know that was happening.

News to me as well.
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I would post up on the roof of an Academy or hunting supplies store. Of course, this would be after I stole deuce and a half and crashed it inside. I'd open up Bartertown!
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I like the premise.

It is interesting to contemplate what people would REALLY do should the scenerio in the movie ever came true.

Go into hiding?
Loot and destroy?
Suicide?
Kill the boss or neighbor or ex-spouse or politician (I think there would be a lot of this kinda stuff)?

Somehow I don't think this is going to have the same artistic touch that Melancholia had.

I'd stop exercising. I'd eat bacon, sausage and eggs for every breakfast. Every day I'd eat a steak with a baked potato smothered in everything for dinner. Drink alcohol until my hearts content. Find a 20 year old who wants to do noting but have sex all day, everyday. But first, stock up on Viagra. On the big day I'd take a few hundred sleeping pills. Yep, that's the ticket.
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I would post up on the roof of an Academy or hunting supplies store. Of course, this would be after I stole deuce and a half and crashed it inside. I'd open up Bartertown!

LOL.


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Somehow I don't think this is going to have the same artistic touch that Melancholia had.

No, I think not.


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I'd stop exercising. I'd eat bacon, sausage and eggs for every breakfast. Every day I'd eat a steak with a baked potato smothered in everything for dinner. Drink alcohol until my hearts content. Find a 20 year old who wants to do noting but have sex all day, everyday. But first, stock up on Viagra.

Hmmmm...sounds like my life right now.


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On the big day I'd take a few hundred sleeping pills. Yep, that's the ticket.

I'm too much of a voyeur....I gotta see it happen.
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I'm too much of a voyeur....I gotta see it happen.

Give it one of these...



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^Yep, that would be me.
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To the Aussies here I would recommend watching both versions of "On the Beach".
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To the Aussies here I would recommend watching both versions of "On the Beach".

Somehow I missed the 2000 remake - I think. I don't remember watching it. I just saw the original again a week or so ago.

larry
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To the Aussies here I would recommend watching both versions of "On the Beach".

Never heard of it until know. I just read the plot summary about it.
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I read the synopsis and didn't realize it was a romcom. A little disappointed.

There's an older movie called Last Night that's a similar premise and explores how various people would act when the end of the world is approaching. But it's more of a serious tone. It's one of my favorite apocalypse movies.
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There's an older movie called Last Night that's a similar premise and explores how various people would act when the end of the world is approaching. But it's more of a serious tone. It's one of my favorite apocalypse movies.

Dang, NF doesn't have it.
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Yes, it does. I saw it years ago and had even made a short film the same year with a similar premise.
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Last_Night/70018268
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Yes, it does. I saw it years ago and had even made a short film the same year with a similar premise.
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Last_Night/70018268

The link says "DVD Availability Unknown."
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I didn't know you were looking for the DVD. It may well have been released only once and probably didn't sell enough to justify a re-release. Check used DVD stores. I saw it on DVD in 1999. I've have several films like that in my disc queue for a couple years like that.
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I didn't know you were looking for the DVD. It may well have been released only once and probably didn't sell enough to justify a re-release. Check used DVD stores. I saw it on DVD in 1999. I've have several films like that in my disc queue for a couple years like that.

I have the DVD but its never been released in OAR afaik....only 4:3. Unfortunately the stream is the same, at least last time I checked.
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It's been a long time but I think the DVD I saw was widescreen. Two editions?
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