A pretty damn amazing, live retrospective of Devin Townsend's music making career, including some Strapping Young Lad, and the inclusion of his old mentor, Steve Vai, as the show's narrator is a cool tip of the hat.
Both the DVD & BD prints present extremely crisp picture and sound (probably the more important of the two for a live music show), but the actual stage production clearly shows off its shoe-string budget, coming across as a poor high school musical. Depending…
A weird melange of styles, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starts as a pretty jovial, oncoming-Apocalypse comedy, but manages to wend its way to a melancholic, and quite touching conclusion.
Backed by a pretty great soundtrack, Steve Carell and Keira Knightley play their parts admirably, and some of the staging really is quite beautiful.
While the script can occasionally slip a little too far into the hipster-douchebag-"how amazing are records!?" realm for my tastes, writer, and first time director Lorene Scafaria delivers a solid journey of self-discovery and redemption, with more than a few laughs thrown in for good measure.
"Review contains spoilers"...well, no it doesn't...but I don't want to detract from your enjoyment with my gripes.
Good. Parts were great, the last 45 minutes especially, but the whole...good.
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I went in with really high, hyped up expectations...and it didn't meet them. It's by no means a *bad* film.
The word that constantly comes to mind is "messy". I think Nolan just tried to get too many plates to spin at…