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Common Sense Media says

Last-minute life lessons in poignant romantic dramedy.

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Parent of a 16 year old Written byTsion June 29, 2012
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17
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Incredibly Moving and Fresh Adult Movie

Here's the unfairness behind the Hollywood system: a subpar movie like The Smurfs or Transformers will gross tens of millions dollars at the box office, and smaller, quirkier movies like Seeking a Friend for the End of the World will pass reasonably unnoticed. I'm not trying to slam the Smurfs or Transformers; those movies have their own dedicated fans. It's just that a movie as sensitive and insightful as "Seeking a Friend" comes along so rarely, it deserves to be a massive success when it does. The movie, which revolves around the actions of a man named Dodge (Steve Carell) when humanity is told it only has three weeks before the end of the world. Society instantly degrades and Dodge is surrounded by decadence and tragedy: his wife leaves him to be with her lover, his friends encourage him to gorge himself with drugs and meaningless sex, rioting and violence spread through the streets, and the body of a man who jumped from a building lands on Dodge's windshield. He finds meaning in making a deal with his neighbor, Penny (Kiera Knightley): if she drives him to reconnect with his long-lost love, he will provide means for her to spend her last days with her family. The two embark on a crazy road trip that ends, as promised, with the end of the world. This isn't one of those "oops, we're kidding, turns out the world won't end after all" type of movies. It's smarter and has more respect for its audience than that. By its end it has taken its characters on a splendid journey and revealed so much insight on life and love. The movie is for adults only. The early scenes (about the first half hour) are dark and depressing. When confronted by their impending doom, people go nuts. The body that falls on Dodge's car belongs to a man who jumped from a building. A married woman hits on Dodge, and a man encourages Dodge to take advantage of women due to them not caring about pregnancy, diseases, "d**k" size, or anything else. The man makes crude remarks about "raining p***y." A man encourages his elementary school aged daughter to chug a cocktail, telling her to "fight the burn." He also tells his teenage son "go f**k yourself." The movie contains about a dozen "f" words, most of which are used in that first half hour. The tone becomes more hopeful once Penny and Dodge embark on their journey. Along the way, they stop at a pub where it seems an orgy is about to begin (we see group kissing and caressing, but no sex or nudity. They leave before the orgy). A man who has paid an assassin to kill him unexpectedly is shot through the throat with blood splatter. Many characters, including Penny, use marijuana and appear to pop pills.
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Teen, 17 years old Written bybenbenben01 June 28, 2012
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18
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dont see this movie

im actually only ten and this movie had sexual parts and since this movie was not good for people who want funny we went to see magic mike rated r so if your gonna take your kid to a rated r movie DONT see this one magic mike was WAY better
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Too much violence
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Kid, 9 years old June 22, 2012
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17
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Cool movie

Awesome comedy
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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old June 7, 2013
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15
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Great Romantic Comedy for Older Teens and Adults

A good movie for mature starters and it has a message that can teach anyone in the world but there is some peril, sex and cursing. But, the message is you have to spend the time with someone you love whether life is long or short. Also, peril is explained in this movie like the part where the riot takes place. 2 deaths are shown (suicides one by killing himself and the other dies after he hires a hit-man to kill him) and Penny and Dodge possibly die when the bright light envelops them. This movie can also explain the Mayan Calendar ending date which was December 21, 2012 although nothing happened and tomorrow already existed although times were a little bit dark that Friday. Violence is critical but sex is vulnerable. In the beginning, Dodge's wife dumps him after hearing the asteroid is going to hit in three weeks. Dodge has a close bond with Penny throughout the movie and at the end, Dodge says he made the "stupidest mistake ever." Penny then wishes as the asteroid comes that they would save each other then Dodge says they did and they embrace their final moments on Earth. The language part is not for kids. F--k, s--t, d--k, a--hole and p---y are heard in the movie. Fitting this in a 101 minute movie is not for kids unless your a 15-year old mature kid. OVERALL: This movie is targeted for older teens and adults and is supposed to reflect "The End of The World." Most young teens and kids won't get this movie so its not for them. PARENTS: This is a violent movie with cursing and sex so don't encourage the little ones.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
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Teen, 13 years old Written byThe Cheap Seats November 23, 2012
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14
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Nice Knowing You

Lorene Scafaria makes a great directing debut and the performances are fantastic. A nice character study wrapped in an apocalypse. Some language, the character of Penny does some drugs and smokes, some mild sexual content, and a violent graphic image that stays on the screen from five to ten seconds. B+.
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Teen, 17 years old Written byMiss_JayKay July 17, 2012
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13
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Not What I Expected

this film was not at all what I expected. I had not read any reviews and thought it would be a comedy, it was not. it was very dark and depressing and had much more violence than I thought a steve carell film to have. I wont be buying the dvd.
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Teen, 13 years old Written bycerealkiller189 August 5, 2012
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11
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Very funny and heartwarming drama.

Once in a while,you stumble upon hidden gems.Like this.If you are needing a good laugh,go see this.And this a horribly late review.Sorry.Mature teens and tweens are welcome to see this.
Teen, 13 years old Written bysmartkitty July 29, 2012
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13
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oh yeah .because the end of the world is SO funny. NOT

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Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old July 11, 2012
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14
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I liked it

I'm 12 years old but very mature for my age and I watched it (my mum didn't know it was restricted). I liked it, there were funny moments, but sometimes I was a bit bored and didn't understand what was going on.
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Too much sex
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Teen, 14 years old Written byStevie111 June 23, 2012
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16
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Funny but Dramatic

Brief but strong violence, use of heroin and weed, and several f-bombs, along with very funny, but crude jokes, make this movie very good, but not for younger teens. It may or may not bore them
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking