The End is a multi-camera, multi-generational comedy about a wildly mismatched couple, Joey and Marla, who have uniquely flawed children and Marla's divorced parents living with them. They are possibly the worst family in the world. But in spite of their differences, Joey and Marla come to realize it's possible they're in love. Maybe that's enough to save them all.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 30 minutes
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This Is the End is a 2013 American disaster adventure comedy film written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (in their directorial debuts) and stars Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson. The story features real life actors playing fictionalized versions of themselves in the aftermath of a global biblical apocalypse. The film premiered at the Fox Village Theater on June 3, 2013 and was released in the United States on June 14, 2013 by Columbia Pictures, before being re-released on September 6, 2013. The film grossed $126 million on a $32 million budget.
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On Rotten Tomatoes the film holds an approval rating of 82% based on 214 reviews, with an average rating of 7.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads, “Energetic, self-deprecating performances and enough guffaw-inducing humor make up for the flaws in This Is the End's loosely written script.” On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 67 out of 100, based on 41 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. On CinemaScore, audiences gave the film an average grade of “B+” on an A+ to F scale. Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a letter grade of “A”, saying, “You could sit through a year's worth of Hollywood comedies and still not see anything that's genuinely knock-your-socks-off audacious. But This Is the End . . truly is. It's the wildest screen comedy in a long time and also the smartest, the most fearlessly inspired and the snort-out-loud funniest.” Brian D. Johnson of Maclean's wrote, “There could be worse ways to experience the apocalypse than with a party of stoned celebrities at James Franco's house. For one thing, his epic art collection can be used to board up the cracking walls against demons and zombies. That's the screwball scenario of This Is the End...The film unfolds as a profanely funny showbiz parody. But with perfect timing, it also sends up a genre that has recently gone viral at the multiplex: the apoca-blockbuster.” At the other end of the spectrum, Canada's The Globe and Mail compared the film to the interminable wait for a cancelled bus, giving it one and a half stars out of five. The critic referred to the actors in the film as “the lazy, the privileged and the mirthless”.
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