Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel star as themselves in the comedy, This Is The End . The two friends head to James Franco’s house for a party. Filled with celebrities, the party guests find themselves in the middle of what they believe is an earthquake. It turns out that the apocalypse has begun, and not everybody is going to make it out alive. Hiding in James Franco’s house, Seth and Jay are joined by Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson, but with supplies running low, the friends are going to have to go outside for food and water. What they find on the other side of the door isn’t what anybody was expecting.
Watching the large cast of actors play parodies of themselves is funny enough, but when more details are revealed about what’s really happening outside, things go way over the top, resulting in one of the funniest films in years. The humour is frequently very rude, and incredibly vulgar, escalating from the opening moments until becoming completely outrageous in the final scenes, so anybody who dislikes this brand of humour may want to avoid the film.
It’s impossible to discuss the plot of the film beyond a brief synopsis without ruining some of the best moments. It’s a surprise to see what’s really happening outside of the house, and it’s completely unexpected. This actually makes previous scenes seem even more hilarious in hindsight, and gives a nice twist to all the events. It also allows for some of the best celebrity cameos around. Emma Watson steals her scenes, but it’s Channing Tatum who makes the most hilarious cameo in the film. Michael Cera has a turn as the most obnoxious, rude, drunk, and drugged out guy at the party, and a couple of celebrities aren’t going to survive the evening.
The cast does a great job, especially since they’re playing these exaggerated portrayals of themselves. It feels like a mix of their actual personalities, and the way we all think of them, and it comes together perfectly, especially with James Franco. This is the kind of comedy that would be enhanced by a few alcoholic beverages and a couple of good friends, and you’ll spend the week afterward randomly yelling lines from the film to your friends. It’s not going to be for everybody, but fans of Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote the film, are going to get exactly what they’re expecting, and then some.
Is This Is The End Opening Weekend Worthy?
Not only is it opening weekend worthy, it’s worth a second screening in the same weekend. If this kind of humour is what you enjoy, you’re going to find the best comedy of the year with This Is The End .
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