The star of The Office and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, plays Dodge, a man facing death, along with everybody else, as the end of days approaches in the form of a huge space rock. Just when his day couldn't get worse, his wife leaves him. Or is that better?
Finding a silver lining in a world of clouds, Dodge figures he'll find his high school sweetheart so the world can end with a bang, if not a snog. It's a nice premise that sets you wondering whether you can just leave the washing up or even dress casual for work. Crazy stuff like that.
Dodge though, meets Penny (Knightley), who needs to get back to Englandshire before the end time. People are starting to go a bit loopy in the US and at least Penny can expect someone at home to put the kettle on and moan about the asteroid like it's another cloudy day. So the unlikely couple embark on an Armageddon road trip together.
Now, Keira's a pretty little thing, we grant you, but if she dies, there wouldn't be much to eat. We admit basing a friendship on how many meals you could get out of someone is taking practicalities to an unpleasant extreme. But still, wouldn't Melissa McCarthy from Mike & Molly be better value?
On the other hand, she might eat you, possibly as a snack, so there are clear drawbacks. Anyway, they went for Keira so we might as well get over it. It's a bloomin' funny film, despite, if not because of, the impending doom. You shouldn't expect a sequel though.
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