Seeking a Friend for the End of the World ★★★★

Part of Dastardly Difficult December: film nr.45

So I'm in state of complete and utter confusion.

I really don't like Mrs. Knightly as an artist and I think Mr. Carell is sometimes funny, but mostly mediocre. Yet I absolutely loved them in this film and I for the life of me don't know why.

After the first scene I knew I wasn't watching a comedy. It has some light, off beat humour varied with some less subtle attempt at comedy, sure, but that's not what it's about. To me, this was about the budding of a connection between two people in a desperate situation. I liked the fact that it didn't make the approaching Apocalypse the star of the film. It's backdrop naturally provides for some social commentary, but again, that's not the story it tries to tell.

As predictable as the outcome of it all is and as stereotypical as all the characters are, I just connected to these two opposites with the greatest of ease. I found their plight engaging and was moved by their slowly forming bond.

And I still don't know how that happened.

Ah well....