BAMPocalypse Now

BAMPocalypse Now Episode 2 – Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Jonathan and Matt are, like the rest of you, in isolation at the moment. Safely ensconced in their own homes across the Atlantic, they decided it was time to do a miniseries of films that feel a little too relatable right now. Not to make light of the scary situation we all currently find ourselves in the midst of, but rather to make this time of contemplation a little more enjoyable. The guys as that you seek out the films or, in some cases, you avoid them and then listen to our mini-sodes.

Episode 2 – Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

  • Episode 2: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
  • Directed and written by Lorene Scafaria
  • Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Brody, Connie Britton, Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry, and Roger Aaron Brown
  • Budget: $10m vs. 
  • Box office: $11.6m
  • How to watch: Berk owns it on DVD and digital, Matt wastched on Netflix (internationally available, but not streaming in the US), included with Starz, and available to digitally rent on most VOD services. 
  • RT: 55%
  • Metascore: 59

Jonathan selected this film because it is ultimately about people waiting for the end. They know it’s coming and they are just trying to make sense of that knowledge. Some are hopeful others are giving up and it’s darkly satirical. In other words, it feels like what’s going on right now. Some people are living their lives like nothing is going on. Others are buying up all the toilet paper and going into self-preservation mode…everyone else is damned.
A favorite quote from the film is when Warren (Corddry) says “This isn’t the [freaking] ark, Diane! This is the Titanic! And there is not a life raft in sight.”

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