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Seeking A Friend At The End Of The World

GIVEAWAY: Are You ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’?

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Or, at the very least, seeking some free stuff for doing practically nothing? Because if you’re into either, then you’re in luck. We’ve partnered with ‘Seeking’ to bring you guys some pretty special stuff—namely a $25 Visa gift card, the film soundtrack, a t-shirt, tote bag, lip balm, shot glass, glow stick and bracelet, and a key chain. An additional winner will receive all of that, minus the $25 Visa card. And it’s simple—all you have to do is like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, share this post on Facebook, and let us know that you completed all items. All four steps must be followed to qualify to win.

But wait. What’s that? You’ve never even seen the trailer? Well of course you have. I posted it weeks ago, but here it is again for all of you who might have missed it:

So again, go ahead. It’s simple. Follow these four steps:

1) Like us on Facebook.
2) Follow us on Twitter.
3) Share this post on Facebook.
4) Comment on this post that you completed all four steps and be sure to use a valid email address when registering to comment for prize notification purposes.

And you’ll be automatically entered to win one of the two prizes. Go on! Get going! It only lasts ’til Friday, June 29th at 11:50 PM EST.

The film is now in theaters!

Here’s a brief synopsis of the film:

Taking audiences on a humorous, moving, and intimate journey against an epic backdrop of Earth’s final days, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist). Set in a too-near future where time at once stands still and is slipping away forever, the writer/director explores what people will do and how they will feel when humanity’s end is near.

A 70-mile-wide asteroid is en route to Earth, and the last best attempt to counter it has failed. Also failing is the marriage of soft-spoken insurance salesman Dodge (Golden Globe Award winner Steve Carell); the breaking news that the world will end in an estimated 21 days cues his wife to leave him on the spot.

Dodge is a man who has always played by the rules of life, while his neighbor Penny (Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley) is an extroverted woman who hasn’t. From these opposite perspectives, both initially choose to navigate the impending end of the world with blinders on. Dodge declines joining his friends in increasingly reckless behavior, while Penny fixates on her relationship issues with a self-absorbed musician.

The two misfits meet first when Penny has a rough night and then again when she belatedly delivers Dodge a lost letter. That letter could alter Dodge’s future; it’s from his high-school sweetheart Olivia, the love of his life. When a riot breaks out around their apartment building, Dodge realizes that he must seek Olivia out before it’s too late while Penny makes the decision to spend her last days with family in England. Seizing the moment, Dodge promises to help Penny reach her family if she will provide transport for the two of them in her car immediately. She agrees, and they escape.

On the road together, the unlikely traveling companions’ respective personal journeys accelerate, and their outlooks – if not the world’s – brighten.

Watch This: Seeking a Friend at the End of the World

So correct me if I’m wrong, but this movie looks fabulous. It’s got all of the obligatory features that could comprise a smash-hit in the making: Steve Carrell, disaster, comedy, FREE CFO POSITIONS, and plus, it was written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, who penned Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist. To top it all off, the preview itself features a song by one of my favorite bands of all time, the Talking Heads. Completely decent, right?

From IMDB:

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

The man, of course, is Carrell; the neighbor, Keira Knightley.

Also, it’s entirely appropriate, since the world’s supposed to, you know, come to an end this year, so why not make light of the situation and put Steve Carrell in the middle of it? What would you guys do if you found out you had three weeks to do stuff? Assuming that you weren’t killed or pillaged by anarchist freaks who wished nothing but destruction leading up to the day of destruction, would you try to rectify mistakes you might have made in the past in order to have that one last hurrah?