This is the End

***½

It sucked!It'll be on cable.I liked it.It was good!It was awesome!! (2 People gave this 3.50 out of 5)
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This is The End

 

In This is the End long-time friends Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen are having a boy’s weekend, smoking weed and playing video games.  Then Seth suggests they attend James Franco’s party at his new house.  Jay doesn’t really want to go, because he doesn’t like Seth’s newer friends (namely Jonah Hill) but he begrudgingly agrees to accompany Seth to James’s house.

When they get there, the party is in full swing.  Some of the party-goers in attendance are: Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Kevin Hart.  After a while, Jay decides to leave to go get cigarettes, and he convinces Seth to come.  While they are at the convenience store, all hell breaks loose.  Literally.  People start disappearing, fires are everywhere, cars are crashing into each other, it’s just chaos!!  When they arrive back at James’s, a giant hole has opened up in the yard and people are falling into it.  Eventually only James, Jay, Seth, Craig, and Jonah make it back to the house.  Once inside, they board up the windows, because they don’t know what is going on.  After taking stock of the food they have, they hunker down to wait it out.

The next morning, an uninvited party guest appears.  Danny McBride had been sleeping in one of the bathtubs.  He is obnoxious and gross, and he eats all of their food!!  So then the six guys are stuck in the boarded up house with little food to eat and not much to do.  They spend the time making low-budget sequels to some of their films, getting high, and drinking, among other things.

Is it the apocalypse??  A zombie apocalypse??  The rapture??  They don’t know, because they are trapped in James’s house with, among other things, one Milky Way bar that they all want but don’t want to share (Milky Way bars rule so I can feel their pain).  Of course, after being stuck together for so long, tension mounts and arguments happen.  Then someone gets raped by a demon and all hell REALLY breaks loose!!

I’m pretty sure the guys were mocking themselves in this movie.   It seemed like they had a lot of fun shooting this film, and I wonder how much of it was improvised.  Some parts were so funny, I missed some of the dialogue, because everyone in the theater was laughing so hard.  With a running time of 107 minutes, it did drag a bit.  I thought they could have made more montages to show the passage of time.  It was a fun ride though, you never know what to expect!!  Keep your eyes peeled for many celebrity cameos, including a popular 90’s boy band (although not the BEST one!!)


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