69. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (B)
The directorial debut of Lorene Scafaria, who on checking the IMDb wrote Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist
, which I also liked. From the time I saw the trailer I thought this looked like a very offbeat premise for a fairly mainstream studio comedy, and indeed, it is -- and, really, after about the halfway point it's really not that funny. But it's got some very moving sequences.
Carell/Knightley as a romantic pairing is kind of weird, but their interactions are generally engaging. There are a lot of cameos here from recognizable comedians (friends of the director?), and a very moving one from Martin Sheen. It's not a great movie, per se, but I think it's definitely worth seeing. As a Keira fan, she hasn't had a part like this for basically a decade.
Cinema: 16 (+1)
Home Video: 46