First post using the typepad app on my iPhone start counting the typos...
Having a bit of a good run with rom-coms at the moment which is a rarity as they are normally so contrived and, well, annoying rather than funny.
Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World sees comedy stalwart the dour faced Steve Carrell team up with Brit-darling Kiera Knightly (I'm warming to her). Carrell is Dodge a (surprisingly) dour-faced and dull insurance salesman whose wife, when they find out that the world is going to be obliterated by an asteroid in 21 days, pegs it.
Knightley plays the flighty Penny who lives downstairs and is in the process of splitting up with her boyfriend.
The two are thrown together as the end of the world approaches as both attempt to see loved ones - Dodge is trying to find his first love and Penny wants to get to her family in England.
There are some great laugh out loud moments mainly at the beginning as societal norms collapse under weight of the impending doom and everything becomes try now or never. Not that everyone acknowledges the end of the world there are a couple of characters who seem determined to carry on as normal.
It is also quite moving - well I had a little cry anyway so it gets thumbs up for that.
And you can't help thinking about what you would do in the same scenario.
It isn't going to win any awards but I enjoyed it and am going to give it 70%.
On IMDb it has 72% with a meta score of 59% while on Rotten Tomatoes is has 52% from critics and 62% of site visitors gave it three and a half stars or more.