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New release from Lakeshore Seeking A Friend...
1-Jul-2012 -

Lakeshore Records has released the Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World – Original Motion Picture Score digitally on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012. This album release accompanying the same week’s nationwide opening of the new Focus Features movie spotlights the original score by Rob Simonsen (All Good Things) and Jonathan Sadoff (Good Time Max).
Taking audiences on a humorous, moving, and intimate journey against an epic backdrop of Earth’s final days, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist). Set in a too-near future where time at once stands still and is slipping away forever, the writer/director explores what people will do and how they will feel when humanity’s end is near.
A 70-mile-wide asteroid is en route to Earth, and the last best attempt to counter it has failed. Also failing is the marriage of soft-spoken insurance salesman Dodge (Golden Globe Award winner Steve Carell); the breaking news that the world will end in an estimated 21 days cues his wife to leave him on the spot. Dodge is a man who has always played by the rules of life, while his neighbor Penny (Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley) is an extroverted woman who hasn’t. From these opposite perspectives, both initially choose to navigate the impending end of the world with blinders on.
“The movie is a comedy, but the end of the world is a real thing for our characters, and is very much a part of the cultural zeitgeist for all of us right now,” said Simonsen. “We never could go so far with sadness or tragedy that we robbed the audience of the permission to laugh.”

Sadoff added, “The film does an excellent job of inviting us to ponder how we would all spend our last days. So there are definitely comedic moments, but there is an incredible depth to the film. The score had to ride a fine line between the two in order to provide the musical glue that the film called for.”
The score is available for download at


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