Keira Knightley’s New Film – This Time The Director Should be Spanked!
In Keira Knightley’s last film, A Dangerous Method, about psychiatrist Carl Jung she received a good spanking. Now in Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World – maybe it’s director Lorene Scafaria who deserves the treatment.
In Keira’s last film, A Dangerous Method, about psychiatrist Carl Jung she received a good spanking. Now in Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World – maybe it’s director Lorene Scafaria who deserves the treatment
Keira Knightley’s new film has received mixed reviews, to say the least. One says it’s the romantic comedy for people who don’t like romcoms. Others reflect the same frustrations, disappointed that such a promising storyline seems to fall between two worlds.
Since the film is about the end of the world you do have the feeling it should land somewhere - definitely.
A meteor is about to land on earth and kill everyone. Attempts to stop it have failed. The wife of Knightley’s co-star Steve Carell – Dodge in the film – walks out on him as soon as she hears the news.
He decides to carry on working. What does he do? Sell insurance. Well . . . there’s the comedy. Dodge gets together with Penny, Keira Knightley, and they set off across the US. Dodge by this time has decided to search for his long lost first love and Penny is trying to find a plane home to England.
Not surprisingly, America has gone crazy and there are plenty of good scenes with fine cameos from Rob Corddry, Connie Britton and Patton Oswalt.
But the in the last 50 minutes there’s hardly a laugh. That all important balance between black comedy and romcom is never found. Debutant director and writer Lorene Scafaria – you blew it.
But since this isn’t A Dangerous Method, and Carl Jung isn’t involved, no spanking. Just no pat on the back.