"THE WORLD'S END" (2013) (Simon Pegg, Nick Frost) (R)
Sci-fi Comedy: Five former classmates now pushing 40 attempt a legendary pub crawl in their hometown, only to find the residents have been replaced by an alien intelligence.
Gary King (SIMON PEGG) is an alcoholic who is pushing 40, has never had much career success, and has never married. He likes to live in the past. And one of his past failures was not completing an epic, 12-bar pub crawl in his small British hometown of Newton Haven with four classmates soon after their high-school graduation. The problem is, they have all moved on to successful careers. Some have become husbands and fathers. Most have tried to forget him.
They include Andy Knightley (NICK FROST), Gary's former best friend who was nearly killed years earlier while trying to save Gary from overdosing on drugs; Oliver Chamberlain (MARTIN FREEMAN), a successful Realtor in London whose sister, Sam (ROSAMUND PIKE), Gary once had sex with in a public restroom; Steven Prince (PADDY CONSIDINE), a recent divorcee now dating a 26-year-old, but who still has feelings for Sam; and Peter Page (EDDIE MARSAN), a husband and father of two who once sold Gary the car he still drives today.
Gary browbeats, pressures, and outright lies to the four guys to get them to go on the pub crawl. Upon their return to Newton Haven, they learn that almost all of its residents have been replaced by nearly identical androids by an alien intelligence intent on assimilating the people of Earth into their intergalactic collective. Gary convinces Andy and the gang to continue the pub crawl so as not to call attention to the fact that they are still human. But word eventually gets out, and the five become marked men.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens may have some interest due to the naughty content and sci-fi/action elements.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For pervasive language, including sexual references (interestingly, the MPAA doesn't list violence, drug references, or the heavy amount of alcohol and smoking in its rating reasoning).
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