"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" turned out to be a very beautiful and emotional movie, with just a pinch of great comedy added to spice it up.The story is about the end of days approaching as an asteroid is bound for Earth, and will destroy the planet upon impact. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Comedy. With Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Patton Oswalt. Comedy. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. Werner Herzog would start a film. I would have thought both the male and female lead should have won an Oscar for their performance because it was a realistic view of a terrifying event that may some day come our way. All last-ditch efforts to avoid this calamity have failed. You need to enable JavaScript to run this app.