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As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart.
Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. An asteroid named "Matilda" is on a collision course towards Earth and in three weeks the world will come to an absolute end. What would you do if your life and the world were doomed? One man decides to spend his time searching for his long lost love from high school during the coming catastrophe.
Earth is doomed to its end within three weeks, with the collision of the asteroid Matilda.
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The tranquil insurance agent Dodge is left by his wife Linda and tries to keep his routine life. Dodge meets his neighbor Penny that is depressed since she lost the last flight to her hometown to meet her parents and siblings and she delivers to him old correspondences that the postman had wrongly put in her mailbox. Dodge finds a letter from Olivia, who was his high school sweetheart, telling that she had divorced three months ago and missed him. When a riot invades their neighborhood breaking and burning everything, Dodge and Penny drive away from the city and they head to meet Olivia.
But along their journey, they fall in love with each other, despite their difference of ages. With all possible human intervention exhausted, the Earth will imminently be obliterated by a meteorite. As such, most people are putting known laws, rules and conventions aside as they plan for what they really want for the end of their life. Among those making such a decision is Linda Petersen, who leaves her insurance salesman husband Dodge Petersen without a word three weeks before doomsday.
Now all alone in the world as his mother passed and his father abandoned the family when he wasDodge does not want to find someone new and strike a relationship with her all in three weeks just to have someone with who to die, despite he marrying Linda so that he would not be all alone in the world. But he does begin to think about Olivia Covello, his high school sweetheart and who he now believes was and should be the love of his life.
In these final weeks, Dodge meets his younger Brit downstairs neighbor Penny Lockhart, a hyper-insomniac once she does fall asleep and a vinyl audiophile. Penny is also somewhat alone now that she has broken up with her live-in boyfriend Owen and as her family is back in England.
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Out of circumstances, Dodge and Penny decide to help each other with their somewhat competing end of the world goals. First, Dodge, who has recently found out that Olivia feels the same about him, wants to find her, with only scant le on her location. And second, Penny wants to be with her family in England, Dodge who knows a pilot with a plane that may be able to get her there.
As they go on their road trip, they have to improvise as they hit one figurative roadblock after another, and deal with what end up being emerging new priorities. In three weeks an asteroid will hit Earth, destroying all life on it.
Dodge Petersen is unfazed by the news, a response which causes his wife Linda to leave him. While everyone else is behaving in typical fashion at the certainty of the world ending, Dodge carries on regardless, until he bumps into his neighbour Penny.
Seeking a friend for the end of the world
All alone, heartbroken, and dumped by his wife, Dodge Petersen has one more problem to worry about: in less than three weeks, a massive asteroid will destroy all life on Earth. However, against the backdrop of escalating violence and rampant anarchy, Dodge makes a mutually beneficial pact with his British next-door neighbour, Penny, who is willing to help him reconnect with his old high school flame, as she tries to reunite with her family back in England.
Now, on the brink of Armageddon, two desperate travellers find themselves spending their last days on this world chasing an illusion. Is there enough time for love? In. Edit Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Jump to: Summaries 6 Synopsis 1.
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