The film takes place at a time when mankind is forced to absorb the fact that an incoming asteroid will end humanity. Carell plays a man suddenly alone when his wife leaves in a panic. His high school sweetheart writes him saying she wants to be with him when the world stops. His neighbor (Knightley) accompanies him on the road trip as love blooms at the worst possible time. Despite the doomsday climax, the film has a somewhat comic and romantic tone.
I had a dream when I was pregnant with Billy. I gave birth and I had a chicken, and he was frozen. My mom didn’t seem to mind. Mom was going, ‘Oh, he’s so adorable’. ‘But mom, I wanted a baby not a chicken’. So for the first few years of his life Billy was called Frozen Chicken Boy.
“Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero (via ne-plus-ultra)
Dad:coincidence that big snake escaped from the Bronx zoo the same time Daniel Radcliffe is in NY? next there will be a billboard in times square telling us “her body will lie in the sewage system of New York forever.” Creepy.
“We haven’t released those yet, James promised me he wouldn’t…. No, he’s a very charming gentleman. I was only with him for 3 and a half weeks on the set whereas Daniel and I have known 10 and a half years. We only started spooning four or five years in! But James is a lovely guy and incredibly gorgeous. My girlfriend was swooning over him! I was swooning over him! It’s very hard not to. He’s one of those guys who is annoying because he shows up in a trampy cardigan and some old trousers and looks all the more good for it.”—Tom Felton, on James Franco (via holymotherofhnng)