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Were you aware that the art direction in John Carter was brilliant? Seriously, I hope it wins an Oscar.
As the title sort of implies, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a romantic comedy set against a mass-extinction event—an incoming asteroid, the usual. You can feel the tractor beam pulling him in, the Clothesfree seekinga friend movie inching its way to the top of the pile of screenplays beside his bed.
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Armageddon is just the icing on his bummer cake.
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Stockholm Syndrome? There are a couple of darkly funny moments in Seeking a Friend for the End of the Worldincluding a clothesfree seekinga friend party where the adults are shooting heroin and the kids are getting drunk because why not?Pakistani Single Mothers
A tip: It opens clothesfree seekinga friend July 25 and has the self-aware advantage of being a Manic Pixie Pygmalion movie. It earns its cutes. Meghan Markle Is a Good Friend.
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