Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Director: Lorene Scafaria
Year Released: 2012
Rating: 2.0

An asteroid is ready to plow into the Earth (after Bruce Willis and his crew failed to destroy it) so that leaves those on Earth with three weeks to get their kicks in ... with the exception of Steve Carell's character, who is despondent because his wife left him, but he soon meets a feisty 27-year-old (my beloved Keira Knightley) who goes on a road trip with him. The manic energy and off-kilter humor of the first half - complete with Rob Corddry telling his son to go fuck himself and feeding his little daughter martinis ("Drink through the burn!"), Patton Oswalt suggesting a threesome with Melanie Lynskey and an Ecstasy-fueled orgy at a chain restaurant - dissolves once it finds its Serious Side for the second half, when Carell visits an old love's house and reunites with his Dad and falls for Keira, which is when it becomes just another Road Trip/Romantic Comedy and awkwardly acts like the conversations everyone's having are in some way emotionally fulfilling.