Watched Oct 15, 2012
Charlie Derry’s review:
This is an apocalyptic drama with a sense of reality. Approaching the end of the world scenario in a humanistic and somewhat believable way, the film focuses on missed opportunities, reconciliations, apocalyptic sex (because let's face it, we all would), and the need for somebody to share the experience with. Steve Carell and Keira Knightley make an unlikely leading duo but nonetheless their coupling really works and even brings in a sense of emotional engagement. Carell is his typical comedic but serious-when-needs-be self, whilst Knightley brings something new to her stereotype, giving a more modern yet still raw performance. Concluding in the sweetest way it possibly could, there's one scene especially that brings a tear to the eye. Avoiding any horrible over-the-top situations that would ruin the moment, although some are included purely for comedic value, it's just a lovely film.