For some reason, I had avoided "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" for so long. When I finally watched it, I loved it, and it became one of my favorite films. I was looking for something to do, so I decided to revisit it.
I think that the writing of this film is ridiculously charming. The lead characters are both very well-developed, and their lens provides an excellent perspective for the crisis. The premise allows for a lot of commentary. The conversations between the characters seem naturally-written and provide a lot of insight into the nature of humanity. What the film does so well, though, is that it balances this sense of profundity with a wicked sense of dark humor. Multiple times, I found myself laughing so hard that I almost fell over. The comedic dialogue is very witty and quirky and puts a smile on your face, while the more dramatic parts are beautifully emotional. The film also manages to defy conventions by not sugar coating anything in the film. Instead, it aims to illustrate the brutal inconsistencies of the world.
The execution of the film is definitely solid, but there isn't really anything spectacular to it. I don't think this is necessary, though. The simple, but effective design allows the writing to take the spotlight. Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley are both great in their roles, playing them with a type of subdued humanism that really builds the characters.
Overall, I love "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World". It's an amazing dark romantic comedy with a lot to say about modern society. I highly recommend it, because it is currently on Netflix.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I Watch It?: Netflix.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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