Seeking a Friend For the End of the World (2012)
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Stars: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley
Budget: $10 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $7.1 million
A recent failure, Seeking a Friend For the End of the World is a charming, depressing, wonderful film, and a great directorial debut from the writer of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Let's hope that after this flop, Lorene Scafaria gets to direct another one.
With a plot revolving around the weeks preceding the end of the world, this must've been a tough sell. But with better marketing, this could've found its audience. If we're lining up for dark comic book movies, why not dark rom-coms?
The movie makes the most of the crazy premise, eliciting strong laughs and stirring real emotions. And what's more, there's actually chemistry between Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. Look for it on DVD.