Of course, those are the quirky-funny parts; throw some Tristan und Isolde in over the images instead of Talking Heads, and you've basically got "Melancholia." As a giant asteroid hurtles toward Earth, giving humanity three weeks to get its estate in order, a man (Carell) and his young neighbor (Knightley) head out on a road trip to find their loved ones. What they encounter ranges from riots to promiscuity to by-the-book police officers. It all looks...interesting. Can "Seeking a Friend For the End of the World" balance its warring tones over two hours, as well as it does in the two-minute trailer? As Woody Allen once wrote, "If it bends, it's funny; if it breaks, it's not funny."
Starring Carell, Knightley, Oswalt, Jacobs, Connie Britton, Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller and many more, "Seeking a Friend For the End of the World" hits theaters in June.