Sunday, July 15, 2012

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

I watched Seeking a Friend for the End of the World last night. It's an exploration of what truly matters to people, which they discover when told that they only have three weeks to live. For the hero of the story, Dodge (Steve Carell), it's finding relationship. (I was reminded of the verse in Genesis, "And the LORD God said, 'It's not good for man to be alone.'") It's a slow-moving film, so don't expect a lot of action or excitement. But if you're willing to follow along at a leisurely pace, there's a lot to be discovered, both the best and the worst of what we are.

My one disappointment is that no one is shown seeking a relationship with God. With only three weeks to live, surely someone would be interested in that. Did the filmmakers think it too cliche'? Or is it that since none of them had such a relationship, they didn't know how to explore it?

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