Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

(R) ★★★☆☆

An asteroid is on course to crash into the earth. In this dramedy, Dodge (Steve Carell) keeps going through his insurance salesman paces. But the world around him goes crazy. Some kill themselves, some dive into orgies. Dodge decides to find the high school sweetheart who got away. Joining him on his road trip is Penny (Keira Knightley). The two grow closer along the way, and while many of the notes struck ring true, a lot of it feels a little too engineered, and not lived.

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By Sean DeFrank

Before Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff became reggae’s first international star with his standout performance in the 1972 Jamaican crime film The Harder They Come. Now 40 years later, Cliff appeared as youthful and energetic as ever during his poolside performance. The 64-year-old opened with the uplifting “You Can Get It If You Really Want” from the Harder soundtrack, dancing, twirling and leaping around onstage like a man half his age, before dipping deep into his catalog, spanning from his ’60s ska days to his upcoming album, Rebirth.