The end of the world is coming in three weeks. Dodge Peterson is abandoned by his wife. He watches as people riot, consume drugs and alcohol, party hard, and he refuses to participate in any of it. He begins to reminisce about his high school sweetheart and it then he meets his downstairs neighbor Penny who has a sleeping disorder. Her boyfriend forced her to miss the last opportunity to see her family in England.
Penny and Dodge befriend one another and decide to go out on a journey to find Dodge’s lost love and a way home for Penny. Told through the backdrop of the end of the world, this is one of the best comedies I have ever seen, though it also makes you cry.
Director Lorene Scafaria tells the story with humor, sadness, and a little bit of joy. Steve Carell and Keira Knightley had great chemistry together as they journeyed. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: This is not a kids movie. It’s got drug, alcoholic, and is melodramatic. It features several sexual overtones that are meant for adults.
- Steve Carell as Dodge Petersen
- Keira Knightley as Penelope “Penny” Lockhart
- William Petersen as Glenn
- Melanie Lynskey as Karen Amalfi
- Adam Brody as Owen
- Tonita Castro as Elsa
- Mark Moses as Anchorman
- Derek Luke as Alan Speck
- Connie Britton as Diane
- Patton Oswalt as Roache
- Rob Corddry as Warren
- Rob Huebel as Jeremy
- Gillian Jacobs as Katie
- T.J. Miller as Darcy
- Amy Schumer as Lacey
- Jim O’Heir as Sheriff
- Martin Sheen as Frank Petersen
- Nancy Carell as Linda Petersen
- Roger Aaron Brown as Alfred
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