Synopsis: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Release Date: June 22, 2012
Thoughts: What’s the deal with all the end of the world movies lately? What is this, 2012? Oh yeah…
I’d seen the poster for this movie numerous times before I actually saw the preview so probably came into it thinking it was going to have a different tone/feel to it. Researching it further I see that it was written and directed by Lorene Scafaria who also penned the fun but too clever for its own good Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist. Knowing that Scafaria is involved gives me the impression that there’s more good stuff to be had that the preview doesn’t give away. Both Carrell and Knightly (especially Knightly) have questionable box office appeal but aren’t afraid to take on roles that are polar opposites to their other efforts – it’s that willingness to be open that makes this movie all the more interesting to me.