Just one day after the first poster for "Seeking a Friend For the End of the World" debuted with a thud, the first trailer for the apocalypse dramedy with Steve Carell and Keira Knightley has arrived with better results. After all, it's not
often ever that you get to see Carell weirded out by Patton Oswalt and Knightley make out with "Community" star Gillian Jacobs.
Of course, those are the quirky-funny parts; throw some Tristan und Isolde in over the images instead of Talking Heads, and you've basically got "Melancholia." As a giant asteroid hurtles toward Earth, giving humanity three weeks to get its estate in order, a man (Carell) and his young neighbor (Knightley) head out on a road trip to find their loved ones. What they encounter ranges from riots to promiscuity to by-the-book police officers. It all looks...interesting. Can "Seeking a Friend For the End of the World" balance its warring tones over two hours, as well as it does in the two-minute trailer? As Woody Allen once wrote, "If it bends, it's funny; if it breaks, it's not funny."
Starring Carell, Knightley, Oswalt, Jacobs, Connie Britton, Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller and many more, "Seeking a Friend For the End of the World" hits theaters in June.
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