Set on the last day on Earth, with the planet's population fully aware that a giant asteroid is on a collision course with the planet and there is no way out, the film tracks two friends trying to simply finishing things up on a good note.
"Call Miguel Gomez' El Fin the anti-Melancholia. With his latest work the talented Costa Rican director of El Sanatorio takes a premise virtually identical to that of Lars Von Trier's latest - humanity discovering six months in advance that an asteroid is on a collision course with the earth - and instead of wallowing in misery creates a life affirming buddy comedy that may be a touch raw and a touch sloppy in spots but is absolutely charming throughout. It is also - and this is important - very, very funny.
The end begins when Nicolas, a twenty six year old telephone support agent already very depressed due to the sudden death of his parents, returns home one day only to have an meteor fall from the sky and obliterate his car. It turns out that this is just a precursor, an early warning of the arrival of a monstrous asteroid so large it can only be called The Destroyer which is on a collision course with the planet.
Nico reacts as many would. He turtles. He stays home, abandoning his work and his friends and refusing to answer the phone. He stays this way for six solid months until, on the day that The Destroyer is due to arrive, his friend Carlos arrives on his doorstep and cajoles him out of bed. It's the end of the world, after all, and Carlos wants to embrace it. Why just sit at home? Do something you always wanted to do but never had the nerve. What's the risk now?
And so begins a small scale odyssey, a trip to the beach the pair loved as children, a journey on which they will pick up Carlos' estranged father, Nico will declare his love to his high school crush, they will adopt a pregnant woman, survive a prison yard hostage taking and somehow form an unusual family ready for whatever may come." (Read the full review by Todd Brown @ Twitchfilm.com )
Reviewer Rating: 9/10
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