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Who would you spend it with?

This question and other thoughts popped in my head when I watched the movie 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World' starring Steve Carell & Keira Knightley, a Netflix hit over the weekend. It's not the typical 'Steve C. Movie'.  It would be considered a 'Dark Comedy'.   The movie is based on what you would do, and who you would spend time w/, when you found out the World was coming to an end in 21 or less days thanks to Matilda, the 70 mile wide asteroid, which is on the fast track to demolish Earth and all on it.  Everything was tried to stop/change Matilda's path, and it just didn't work.  This is where the movie opens w/ Steve's character 'Dodge' sitting in a car w/ his wife, and they hear the news over the radio. His wife opens the car door and runs, and that's all you see of her.  So 'Dodge' tries to go about life the next day like normal minus the wife, he's doing his job of selling insurance.  But life has changed on Earth for the next 21ish days... his friends and neighbors start doing weird things...  

This is where the comedy comes to play w/ all the different scenarios of what folks would do w/ the last days of their lives. The 'Friendsy Dinner Scene' was Awesome!  For Dodge, it could be to truly find Happiness and unusual/unexpected Love for a girl named Penny (Keira Knightley). How a lifetime of experiences in some cases, can be obtained in a week or less time. 



 It's one of those movies that stuck w/ me. It got me thinking: What would I do if I knew the World would be gone in 21 days or less. Who would I spend it with?  Would I want to try things I haven't done before, even if they are bad for me.  Would I want to say sorry to anyone?  Would I want to make up for something/ or someone lost in the past?   Strange to think a Steve Carell movie made me have such deep thoughts, but it did. No brainer to want to spend whatever time would be left w/ my Honey Ted & Huey, but the rest I'm not sure?   

This movie was a really good character growth movie.  You wish the total destruction prediction was wrong.  I suggest renting it when you get a chance. What would you do?

 


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03/24/2014 11:52AM
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