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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’
Updated: June 18, 2012 at 10:10 p.m. with end-of-the-world party details!
CHICAGO – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 40 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to the advance screening of “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” plus an end-of-the-world party!
In addition to our 40 admit-two passes, you can also party like it’s the end of the world! It’s the perfect excuse to party! Whether or not you win this Hookup, you’re welcome to join us for free to win tickets to the film and other prizes at Sound Bar at 226 W. Ontario St. in downtown Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2012 from 10 p.m. to midnight! Just show up!
“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” stars Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Adam Brody, Mark Moses, Nancy Carell, Roger Aaron Brown, Rob Huebel, Trisha Gorman, Tonita Castro, Leslie Murphy, Connie Britton, Rob Corddry, Kasey Campbell, Melanie Lynskey and Vince Grant from writer and director Lorene Scafaria. The “R”-rated comedy opens on June 22, 2012.
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Here is the synopsis for “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”:
Taking audiences on a humorous, moving and intimate journey against an epic backdrop of Earth’s final days, “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” explores what people will do and how they will feel when humanity’s end is near.
A 70-mile-wide asteroid is en route to Earth and the last best attempt to counter it has failed. Also failing is the marriage of soft-spoken insurance salesman Dodge (Steve Carell). The breaking news that the world will end in an estimated 21 days cues his wife to leave him on the spot.
Dodge is a man who has always played by the rules of life while his neighbor, Penny (Keira Knightley), is an extroverted woman who hasn’t. From these opposite perspectives, both initially choose to navigate the impending end of the world with blinders on. Dodge declines joining his friends in increasingly reckless behavior while Penny fixates on her relationship issues with a self-absorbed musician.
The two misfits meet first when Penny has a rough night and then again when she belatedly delivers Dodge a lost letter. That letter could alter Dodge’s future. It’s from his high-school sweetheart, Olivia, who is the love of his life. When a riot breaks out around their apartment building, Dodge realizes he must seek Olivia out before it’s too late. All the while, Penny makes the decision to spend her last days with family in England.
Seizing the moment, Dodge promises to help Penny reach her family if she will provide immediate transport for the two of them in her car. She agrees and they escape. On the road together, the unlikely traveling companions’ respective personal journeys accelerate and their outlooks – if not the world’s – brighten.
Image credit: Mandate Pictures
The “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” movie trailer can be watched now below.
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