Apocalyptic Cuteness Abound in the End of the World Trailer

Keira Knightley and Steve Carrell in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Movie Image

Haha, look, it’s the end of the world, and everyone’s like, “Whoa, check it out, it’s the end of the world, let’s partay and have sex with everyone!” Even Patton Oswalt is apparently getting some. Talk about apocalyptic! Anyhoo. Though the film is rated R, you don’t really see anything too naughty in the first trailer for Lorene Scafaria’s “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”, though at one point something does happen to Steve Carrell under a table that I can only assume is a tad naughty. Hopefully. It would sure seem like a waste of that R rating if something harmless just bumped against his leg, if you know what I mean.

Set in a too-near future, a man searches for a meaningful connection as humanity’s last days are at hand. Can he find his greatest love at the worst possible time? As the respective journeys of Dodge and Penny converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks – if not the world’s – brighten.

Also starring Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Brody, Connie Britton, T.J. Miller, and Gillian Jacobs. By the way, it’s odd seeing Knightley with her natural British accent in an American movie. Weird.

The end comes June 22, 2012.