Not every bit works, and the film is more than a little self-referential, but it is fiendishly unique, and it even has some pretty impressive special effects.
“This is the End” has set a fairly high bar for the rest of the summer’s comedies. It will take some doing to top it.
Rental Recommendation: After this, you just have to go and watch the entire lone season of “Freaks and Geeks.” Amazing how all the freaks have become stars. Grade: A+.
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This is the End
Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel
Rated: R (Vulgar language, violence, gore, drug use, brief nudity, sexual situations, adult themes)
Running time: 107 minutes