History Film / SeekingAFriendForTheEndOfTheWorld

11th Aug '16 6:56:33 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Seeking a Friend for the End of the World''''' is a 2012 {{drama}}/{{romantic comedy}} film that is {{exactly what it says on the tin}}. As we open, an asteroid 70 miles wide is on a collision course with Earth, and the obligatory shuttle mission attempting to blow it up has just failed. {{The end of the world as we know it}} is in three weeks.

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'''''Seeking ''Seeking a Friend for the End of the World''''' World'' is a 2012 {{drama}}/{{romantic comedy}} film that is {{exactly what it says on the tin}}. As we open, an asteroid 70 miles wide is on a collision course with Earth, and the obligatory shuttle mission attempting to blow it up has just failed. {{The end of the world as we know it}} is in three weeks.
3rd Jul '16 1:38:17 PM gewunomox
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* SoundtrackDissonance: In the first scene of the movie, Dodge and his wife are listening to a radio station giving updates on the apocalyptic situation. Then the DJ starts playing TheBeachBoys' "Wouldn't it Be Nice".

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* SoundtrackDissonance: In the first scene of the movie, Dodge and his wife are listening to a radio station giving updates on the apocalyptic situation. Then the DJ starts playing TheBeachBoys' Music/TheBeachBoys' "Wouldn't it Be Nice".
24th Jun '16 4:13:15 PM HeroGal2347
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* AlwaysKnowAPilot: Dodge's neighbor Penny wants to get home to the UK to see her family before the asteroid wipes out humanity, fortunately Dodge's dad is a pilot. Most of the movie is the trip to try and get to him and his plane.
20th Jan '16 5:34:04 PM fearlessnikki
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* DiedHappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler: Dodge and Penny reunite and die together, both having found love in the most unlikely of places. Dodge even calls Penny the love of his life and they both die smiling]].



* FiveStagesOfGrief: Present in many such characters.
** Denial - Dodge's cleaning lady Elsa carries on as normal, acting as if nothing has changed. A cop is also still putting people in jail.
** Anger - people riot in the streets and have wild parties to cope.
** Bargaining - Speck and his friends have built a shelter they hope will withstand the blast.
** Depression - one man hires a hitman to assassinate him before the deadline. A few people in Dodge's company commit suicide too.
** Acceptance - the people on the beach, having a party and enjoying the time they have left. Dodge and Penny likewise fall into this, hoping to be with loved ones for the end.



* InnocentlyInsensitive: Penny talks about Dodge's "roommate and her boyfriend", not realising the roommate was actually his ''wife''...
* {{Irony}}:
** Dodge muses that he married Linda purely because he didn't want to die alone. When their imminent doom is announced, Linda leaves him straight away.
** Penny laments that she missed out on seeing her family loads of times because she was too busy in her current relationship, and resolves to spend her last days with her family. [[spoiler: She turns down the chance to be with her family in order to be with Dodge]].



%%* TheLastDance
%%* LikeYouWereDying

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* TheLastDance: Notably the first party Dodge goes to - complete with drinking children, heroin and fireworks.
* LikeYouWereDying: Minor example since Dodge doesn't really change that much. [[spoiler: But he lets go of his past love Olivia in favour of enjoying the time has left with Penny]].
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Penny describes herself as a recovering serial monogamist.
20th Jan '16 3:21:45 AM fearlessnikki
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* BrickJoke: Dodge's friends try to set him up with Karen early at their party. Later in the movie when Dodge returns to his apartment, there's a note from Karen stuck to the door.



%%* JustBeforeTheEnd
%%* KillEmAll

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* JustBeforeTheEnd: A month before it actually.
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: The movie ends as the asteroid hits, implying that all of humanity is killed]].



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Penny embodies this trope, from her perpetually chipper demeanor to her looseness in relationships to her musical taste, and especially how she meets Dodge (see MeetCute below).

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Penny embodies this trope, from her perpetually chipper demeanor to her looseness in relationships to her musical taste, and especially how she meets Dodge (see MeetCute below). However unlike most Manic Pixies, she has a backstory and motivations that don't involve fixing Dodge's life.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Owen is abandoned in the middle of a riot and is notably not back in the apartment when it is next seen.





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\n* YourCheatingHeart: Penny casually reveals that Dodge's wife was cheating on him when she talks about his 'roommate' and her boyfriend.
20th Dec '15 4:59:09 AM DavidCowie
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* JustBeforeTheEnd
* KillEmAll
* TheLastDance
* LikeYouWereDying

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18th Dec '15 7:03:05 PM worldbreaker
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* DownerEnding: Take a wild guess.
3rd Oct '15 10:07:23 AM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: [[RealLifeRelative Nancy Carell]] as Dodge's wife. [[Series/TheDailyShow Rob Corddry]] and [[FridayNightLights Connie Britton]] as Warren and Diane. Creator/PattonOswalt and [[TwoAndAHalfMen Melanie Lynskey]] are end-of-the-world partiers. [[Series/{{Community}} Gillian Jacobs]] and TJ Miller as the Friendsy's waiters. MartinSheen as Dodge's father. [[{{Series/CSI}} Willam Petersen]] as the guy who offers Dodge and Penny a ride [[spoiler: and mistakes Dodge for the hitman he hired to kill him]]. [[ParksAndRecreation Jim O'Heir]] as a kindly cop. [[Series/{{TheOC}} Adam Brody]] as Penny's deadbeat ex, Owen.

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* TheCameo: [[RealLifeRelative Nancy Carell]] as Dodge's wife. [[Series/TheDailyShow Rob Corddry]] and [[FridayNightLights Connie Britton]] as Warren and Diane. Creator/PattonOswalt and [[TwoAndAHalfMen Melanie Lynskey]] are end-of-the-world partiers. [[Series/{{Community}} Gillian Jacobs]] and TJ Miller as the Friendsy's waiters. MartinSheen as Dodge's father. [[{{Series/CSI}} Willam Petersen]] as the guy who offers Dodge and Penny a ride [[spoiler: and mistakes Dodge for the hitman he hired to kill him]]. [[ParksAndRecreation [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Jim O'Heir]] as a kindly cop. [[Series/{{TheOC}} Adam Brody]] as Penny's deadbeat ex, Owen.
21st Mar '15 8:43:21 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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A 2012 {{drama}}/{{romantic comedy}} that is {{exactly what it says on the tin}}. As we open, an asteroid 70 miles wide is on a collision course with Earth, and the obligatory shuttle mission attempting to blow it up has just failed. {{The end of the world as we know it}} is in three weeks.

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A '''''Seeking a Friend for the End of the World''''' is a 2012 {{drama}}/{{romantic comedy}} film that is {{exactly what it says on the tin}}. As we open, an asteroid 70 miles wide is on a collision course with Earth, and the obligatory shuttle mission attempting to blow it up has just failed. {{The end of the world as we know it}} is in three weeks.
5th Jan '15 11:48:30 AM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: [[RealLifeRelative Nancy Carell]] as Dodge's wife. [[Series/TheDailyShow Rob Corddry]] and [[FridayNightLights Connie Britton]] as Warren and Diane. PattonOswalt and [[TwoAndAHalfMen Melanie Lynskey]] are end-of-the-world partiers. [[Series/{{Community}} Gillian Jacobs]] and TJ Miller as the Friendsy's waiters. MartinSheen as Dodge's father. [[{{Series/CSI}} Willam Petersen]] as the guy who offers Dodge and Penny a ride [[spoiler: and mistakes Dodge for the hitman he hired to kill him]]. [[ParksAndRecreation Jim O'Heir]] as a kindly cop. [[Series/{{TheOC}} Adam Brody]] as Penny's deadbeat ex, Owen.

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* TheCameo: [[RealLifeRelative Nancy Carell]] as Dodge's wife. [[Series/TheDailyShow Rob Corddry]] and [[FridayNightLights Connie Britton]] as Warren and Diane. PattonOswalt Creator/PattonOswalt and [[TwoAndAHalfMen Melanie Lynskey]] are end-of-the-world partiers. [[Series/{{Community}} Gillian Jacobs]] and TJ Miller as the Friendsy's waiters. MartinSheen as Dodge's father. [[{{Series/CSI}} Willam Petersen]] as the guy who offers Dodge and Penny a ride [[spoiler: and mistakes Dodge for the hitman he hired to kill him]]. [[ParksAndRecreation Jim O'Heir]] as a kindly cop. [[Series/{{TheOC}} Adam Brody]] as Penny's deadbeat ex, Owen.
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