My review of “This Is the End” — better late than never. =)
The summer movie season is here! Amidst all of the action films and indie movies I’ve been looking forward to seeing, there’s one comedy I anticipated above all others, and that is Seth Rogen’s and Evan Goldberg’s This Is the End.
I was not even a huge Seth Rogen fan going into this film, but this movie made me appreciate his talent and humor more than ever. That’s because this script is so damn different than anything else out there — and all of the actors, including Rogen, are playing versions of themselves.
The movie opens with Seth in the airport picking up his friend Jay Baruchel for a weekend of weed and video games. That’s all Jay wants to do, but Seth insists on dragging him to James Franco’s uber-Hollywood party, filled with the pretentious actors and sell-outs Jay hates. This includes a coked-up Michael Cera and a super-nice-guy-with-an-earring…
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