THIS IS THE END

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
JUNE 15, 2013

By far one of the purest forms of comedy in recent memory, “This Is The End” takes a large concept like the Apocalypse and delves into the hilarious relationship between celebrity friends who are just trying to survive under one roof during the end times. Having all the actors play themselves is genius, creating a meta world where these actors play hyper-stylized versions of themselves, bringing up all their past work and often ribbing each other for it.

The film is packed, from start to finish, with laugh after laugh, rarely losing steam. With Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen at the helm, the comedy is often close to home, and the chemistry between all of these actors is undeniable. Goldberg and Rogen do not skimp on the visual effects either, with the demons and fires and sinkholes appearing completely real and authentic. With some strong emotional ties as well, “This Is The End” is the full package.

RELEASE DATE
August 23, 2013

DIRECTOR
Edgar Wright

WRITTEN BY
Simon Pegg
Edgar Wright

STUDIO
Focus Features

R
(for pervasive language including sexual references)

ACTION
COMEDY
SCI-FI

109 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Bill Pope

COMPOSER
Steven Price

EDITOR
Paul Machliss

CAST
Simon Pegg
Nick Frost
Paddy Considine
Martin Freeman
Eddie Marsan
Rosamund Pike
David Bradley
Michael Smiley
Rafe Spall

PRODUCED BY
Nira Park
Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner

BUDGET
$20 million

Release Date
June 12, 2013
Director
Evan Goldberg
Seth Rogen
Screenplay
Evan Goldberg
Seth Rogen
Distributed By
Columbia Pictures
Budget
$32 million
Comedy, Fantasy
Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence
107 minutes

This Is The End
09fourhalf-stars

By far one of the purest forms of comedy in recent memory, “This Is The End” takes a large concept like the Apocalypse and delves into the hilarious relationship between celebrity friends who are just trying to survive under one roof during the end times. Having all the actors play themselves is genius, creating a meta world where these actors are playing hyper-stylized versions of themselves, bringing up all their past work and often ribbing each other for it.

The film is packed, from start to finish, with laugh after laugh, rarely losing steam. With Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen at the helm, the comedy is often close to home and the chemistry between all of these actors is undeniable. Goldberg and Rogen do not skimp on the visual effects either, with the demons and fires and sinkholes appearing completely real and authentic. With some strong emotional ties as well, “This Is The End” is the full package.

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