This is the End tells the story of six friends trapped in a house after a series of increasingly strange and catastrophic events descend upon Los Angeles. With the world crumbling around them, the friends see their limited supplies dwindle leading them to turn on each other as cabin fever sets hold. Eventually the friends are faced to accept the facts, this is the Rapture the bible speaks of, and they were not worthy enough to ascend to heaven. Evan and Seth Rogen's This is The End is an incredibly funny, self-referential comedy where all the actors play themselves. The film is crass, raunchy, ridiculously funny and loaded with self-loathing, as these actors illustrate a contempt for the industry of Hollywood, the superficial social privileges they are privy too, and their exaggerated personas. Like Pineapple Express, This is The End is a comedy first and foremost but that doesn't mean it throws the horror and violence aspects under the bus. This is The End has a surprising amount of horror and violence that just makes the film that much more entertaining. I would love to see the script for a film like this, as most of the comedy simply comes from the likes of Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, and Jonah Hill improving with hilarious results. Through all the self-deprecating humor and satire of Hollywood, the film has a surprisingly strong commentary on friendship and sacrifice as well. These characters actually go through change and while it certainly isn't the most necessary aspect of the film, it makes it all the stronger. This is The End is the perfect type of comedy that is funny from start to finish, making it hard to single out certain moments as the funniest.
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