web analytics
June 24, 2012 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

Mark Andrews tells a round table of interviewers “I was born and raised in California, I’m as Californian as you get. I just don’t surf or have blond hair.” Andrews is in town promoting the …

Read the full story »
Film
Music
Art
Featured
FPSF Make Some Noise
Home » Film

Seeking a Friend For The End of the World

Submitted by MBergeron on June 21, 2012 – 2:50 pmNo Comment
TwitterFacebookTumblrEmailShare

Seeking a Friend For The End of the World is a cool film with a really long title. The length of said title automatically suggests a film at odds with its trailer. The previews hint at a wacky comedy that includes a Bacchanal party where anything (drugs, sex) goes as well as a restaurant (Friendsies) that serves 24-hour, ah, friendliness.

Aside from those two scenes SAFFTEOTW unwinds with less than a serene mood, and often times touches on sadness and regret. With a sense of saving grace the movie ends on a note of supreme romanticism that lifts the spirits of the viewer even as the director destroys that same world of love in a cataclysmic flash of light. Canadian director Don McKellar meshed these conflicting ideals with greater finesse in Last Night (1998) another end of the world flick that replaced the sci-fi of Deep Impact with indie film ruminations and feelings.

Seeking a Friend For The End of the World’s writer/director Lorene Scafaria previously penned Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, an okay night romp through Gotham that wanted to be a road movie. Seeking a Friend For The End of the World finally has Scafaria embarking on that road movie, while adding a great retro soundtrack. Seeking a Friend For The End of the World may be too lofty and mellow for the Joe Popcorn crowd but makes a perfect fit for discerning moviegoers.

- Michael Bergeron

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.

You need to enable javascript in order to use Simple CAPTCHA.
Security Code: