This Is the End

This Is the End

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Director: Evan Goldberg

Cast: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill

     
 

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Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel star as themselves along with Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, and Craig Robinson in this end-of-days comedy that finds the actors hiding out with James Franco in his house as the apocalypseSee more details below

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Overview

Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel star as themselves along with Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, and Craig Robinson in this end-of-days comedy that finds the actors hiding out with James Franco in his house as the apocalypse decimates L.A. outside. Featuring cameos by Jason Segel and Emma Watson, the Sony Pictures film features the directing debuts of Rogen and frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
The Apatow bunch and their besties get stranded at James Franco's place during the apocalypse in This Is the End, a gleefully profane ensemble comedy that, somewhat surprisingly, features no direct involvement from Judd Apatow. Uneven yet sporadically hilarious, the film does a spectacular job at toying with the public personas of its prolific stars, but frequently allows their riffing to go on far too long while saving the bulk of its budget for an effects-heavy finale that could disappoint or elate, depending on your tolerance for '90s boy-band nostalgia. Jay Baruchel might not think much of L.A., but he loves his old pal Seth Rogen, and the moment they reconnect at LAX it's just like old times. Lungs fortified with THC and bellies full of Carl's Jr., Rogen convinces Baruchel to join him for a wild night at James Franco's posh new pad, and by the time they show up the party's in full swing. Michael Cera has snorted enough coke to kill an elephant, and shortly after Craig Robinson leads a sing-along with Rihanna, Baruchel ducks out for a pack of cigarettes and drags Rogen along with him. At the convenience store, however, the earth shifts under their feet and blinding blue lights beam down from the darkened sky, summoning up the saved before all hell literally breaks loose below. Meanwhile, back at Franco's house, the party is still rocking. That quickly changes when the ground opens up, sparking a bloodbath that only ends when Jonah Hill, Franco, Rogen, Baruchel, and Robinson race back inside for shelter. Awakening the next morning to the sight of Danny McBride eating all of their food, the group scramble to fortify the house and make sense of the situation as the infighting among them escalates. Later, when demonic intrusion and dwindling supplies force the survivors outside, they quickly find that the situation is much worse than they ever suspected, but that there may be a way out that no one has yet considered. As Apatow shot to the top of the Hollywood heap in the 2000s, his talented stable of actors became a ubiquitous comedy presence nearly on par with the SNL alumni of the '70s, '80s, and '90s. Comfortably alternating between film and television in a way that wasn't fashionable in those decades, rising stars Franco, Rogen, Baruchel, McBride, and Cera became familiar faces to movie junkies and TV addicts alike. Here, they and others form something like a comedy Cream -- a fearless supergroup who refuse to be taken seriously. The biggest laughs in This Is the End result from the cast riffing on their public images, and then playing those images against each other in a panicked, claustrophobic frenzy. As with their mentor, however, this crew can't always recognize too much of a good thing. As a result, the film occasionally drags as the gang riff their way through the Rapture, though horror fans in particular will have a gruesome good time checking off the references during the occasional lull, and we can always rest assured that the next big laugh isn't too far off. By the time the few survivors must flee the house, it becomes apparent that directors Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been saving their budget for the grand finale -- a supernatural, special-effects-heavy sequence that expands the film's scope while offering its second best cameo behind Cera. Between This Is the End, It's a Disaster, Rapture-Palooza, and The World's End, the apocalyptic comedy has officially become a box-office trend on par with the catastrophic thrillers that preceded the end of the Mayan calendar. But unlike 2012 director Roland Emmerich, it's obvious that Rogen, Goldberg, and their peers would rather whistle through the graveyard than run screaming through it. If you're one of those fans who have watched this group grow from Freaks and Geeks to their generation's greatest comic talents, odds are you'll be laughing right along with them.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/2013
UPC:
0043396417625
Original Release:
2013
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
17,695

Special Features

Commentary with Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg; Directing your friends; This is the marketing; ; Blu-ray exclusives:; Gag reel; Deleted scenes; Line-o-rama; Meta-apocalypse; Party time; The cannibal king; Let's get technical; The making of "The making of Pineapple Express 2"; Jay & Seth vs. the Apocalypse - the original short

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Franco Himself,James Franco
Jonah Hill Himself,Jonah Hill
Seth Rogen Himself,Seth Rogen
Jay Baruchel Himself,Jay Baruchel
Danny McBride Danny McBride,Himself
Craig Robinson Craig Robinson,Himself
Michael Cera Actor,Michael Cera
Emma Watson Emma Watson,Herself
Jason Segel Himself
Mindy Kaling Mindy Kaling
David Krumholtz David Krumholtz,Himself
Christopher Mintz-Plasse Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Rihanna Rihanna
Martin Starr Martin Starr
Paul Rudd Paul Rudd
Channing Tatum Channing Tatum
Kevin Hart Kevin Hart
Aziz Ansari Aziz Ansari
Samantha Ressler Karen (Franco's Asst.)
Douglas M. Griffin Father In Store
Lauren Graham Daughter In Store
Carol Sutton Cashier
Yohance Myles Cell Phone Guy
Richard Holden Priest
Brian Huskey Headless Man
Randi Rousseau News Reporter
Travers Mackel News Reporter
Amber Carew Cera Girl #1
London Gill Cera Girl #2
David Jensen Cannibal #1
Jackie Flynn Cannibal #2
Carey Lamar Jones Rape Demon
Ricky Mabe Santa Cannibal
Jason Cox Paparazzi
Nick Carter Backstreet Boys
Howie Dorough Backstreet Boys
Brian Littrell Backstreet Boys
AJ McLean Backstreet Boys
Kevin Richardson Backstreet Boys

Technical Credits
Evan Goldberg Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Seth Rogen Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Jeff B. Adams Set Decoration/Design
Michael Babcock Sound/Sound Designer
Zene Baker Editor
Jay Baruchel Co-producer
Howard Berger Makeup Special Effects
KNB EFX Makeup Special Effects
Daniel Glicker Costumes/Costume Designer
Barbara Hall Executive Producer
Henry Jackman Score Composer
Nathan Kahane Executive Producer
Jonathan Karp Musical Direction/Supervision
Kyle Hunter Executive Producer
Matthew Leonetti Co-producer
Francine Maisler Casting
Nicole Brown Executive Producer
Gregory Nicotero Makeup Special Effects
Ariel Shaffir Executive Producer
William Ladd Skinner Art Director
Chris Spellman Production Designer
Jason Stone Executive Producer
Brandon Trost Cinematographer
Trinh Vu Set Decoration/Design
Jonathan Watson Asst. Director
James Weaver Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- This Is the End
1. Scene 1
2. Scene 2
3. Scene 3
4. Scene 4
5. Scene 5
6. Scene 6
7. Scene 7
8. Scene 8
9. Scene 9
10. Scene 10
11. Scene 11
12. Scene 12
13. Scene 13
14. Scene 14
15. Scene 15
16. Scene 16

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