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Steve Carrell, outside of 'The Office,' is very hit or miss with me. Some of his films really work for me and others make me ponder his appropriateness as a leading man. But what I love pretty consistently is a good, old-fashioned end-of-the-world story. That's why I'm intrigued by this first trailer for 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.' Lorene Scafaria's ('Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist') upcoming comedy centers on a meteor headed for Earth. All contingencies have failed and the Earth will essentially be destroyed in three weeks. Carrell strikes up a friendship with a neighbor (Keira Knightley) and the two of them set out on a road trip to tie up the loose ends of their life before it's too late. What I like about the trailer is the idea of a standard road comedy set against the backdrop of humanity's last, desperate days...because that's hilarious! I love that the T.G.I. Friday employees are not only still working, but are also as chipper as ever. Not all the gags work for me, (arrested for a speeding ticket, really?), but overall my interest is piqued. Take a look at the trailer below and let us know what you think.
'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' hits theaters