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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Details


Steve Carell and Keira Knightley star in this apocalyptic comedy following two neighbors who set out for one last road trip after learning that a massive asteroid will wipe out all life on Earth in just three weeks. Dodge (Carell) and Penny (Knightly) are both having a very bad day. Shell-shocked after hearing that the last hope of destroying the massive asteroid on a collision course with Earth has failed, Dodge watches helplessly as his wife bounds out of their car and vanishes into the night. Later, as the now-reluctant loner ponders what to do with his remaining time on the doomed planet, sobbing waif Penny appears at his window lamenting her breakup with self-centered boyfriend Owen. When the sun rises the following morning, the two neighbors who had barely exchanged passing glances in the hallway have forged a tenuous yet very real connection. Tensions rise, however, when Dodge learns that Penny inadvertently received an inviting love letter from the ex he's always loved, and that she failed to give it to him before all of mankind was doomed to a catastrophic fate. When Dodge announces a plan to reconnect with his ex while he still has the time, guilt-ridden Penny vows to help him accomplish his goal at all costs. But the more time this mismatched pair spend on the road together, the more their journey takes on a new meaning -- one that neither could have ever seen coming, but which both sense was the way things were meant to be. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 22, 2012


Steve Carell
as Dodge
Keira Knightley
as Penny
Connie Britton
as Diane
Adam Brody
as Owen
Rob Corddry
as Warren
Gillian Jacobs
as Waitress/Katie
Derek Luke
as Speck
Melanie Lynskey
as Karen
TJ Miller
as Chipper Host/Darcy
Mark Moses
as Anchorman
Patton Oswalt
as Roache
William Petersen
as Trucker
Roger Aaron Brown
as Alfred
Rob Huebel
as Jeremy
Trisha Gorman
as Crying Woman
Tonita Castro
as Elsa
Kasey Campbell
as Danny
Vince Grant
as Man #1/Chip
Amy Schumer
as Woman #1/Lacey
Marshall Manesh
as Indian Man
Bob Stephenson
as Officer Wally Johnson
Jim O'Heir
as Cop #2
Martin Sheen
as Frank


Lorene Scafaria
Lorene Scafaria
Steven Rales
Steve Golin
Mark Roybal
Lorene Scafaria
Tim Orr
Rob Simonsen
Composer (Music Score)
Linda Cohen
Musical Direction/Supervision
Zene Baker
Chris Spellman
Production Designer
Jeff Sommerville
Kelli Konop
Nicole Brown
Executive Producer
Nathan Kahane
Executive Producer
Kathy Lucas
Set Decorator
Kristin M. Burke
Costume Designer
Robert Kensinger
Set Decorator
Scott Sanders
Sound/Sound Designer
John McKeown
First Assistant Director
Nicole Abellera
Benjamin Patrick
Sound Mixer
Jeanne McCarthy
Sharon C. Dietz
Unit Production Manager
Marsha L. Swinton
Unit Production Manager
Gary Wayton
Stunts Coordinator
Kym Langlie
Unit Publicist
Kyle LeMire
Second Assistant Director
Scott Lingard
Special Effects Technician
Cynthia Kershaw
Art Department Coordinator
Janet Stirner
Costumes Supervisor
Patty Long
Line Producer
Nancy Kirhoffer
Post Production Supervisor
Darren Michaels
Still Photographer
Perry Robertson
Supervising Sound Editor
Richard Dwan
Sound Editor
Donald Frazee
Special Effects Coordinator