This Is the End (2013)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 47 mins

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The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. (c) Sony
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Did you know? According to Seth Rogen, the plot his character suggests in the movie when he is asked what Pineapple Express 2 would be about is actually his real life idea for a Pineapple Express sequel. Read More
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as James Franco
as Jonah Hill
as Seth Rogen
as Backstreet Boys
as Cera Girl #1
as Aziz Ansari
as Headless Man
as Backstreet Boys
as Rape Demon
as Cashier
as Channing Tatum
as Christopher Mintz-Plasse
as Craig Robinson
as Cera Girl #2 (as London Gill)
as Danny McBride
as Cannibal #1
as David Krumholtz
as Father in Store
as Emma Watson
as Backstreet Boys
as Cannibal #2
as Paparazzi
as Jay Baruchel
as Kevin Hart
as Backstreet Boys
as Daughter in Store
as Martin Starr
as Michael Cera
as Mindy Kaling
as Backstreet Boys
as Paul Rudd
as News Reporter
as Priest
as Santa Cannibal
as Rihanna
as News Reporter
as Cell Phone Guy



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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Panavision Genesis, Red Epic
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Ending Summer 2013
Nothing ruins a party like the end of the world.
Character Error
The verses read from the Book of Revelation (not "Revelations") are either paraphrased out of context (Rev. 20:2) or not in the Bible at all.
Originally Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg asked Sony for a $40-$45 million budget, but Sony was nervous about the plot of the movie and said no. Rogen and Goldberg then asked Sony what amount they would be comfortable giving while still letting Rogen and Goldberg maintain creative control, and Sony said $32 million. Rogen and Goldberg accepted.

According to Seth Rogen there is a secret celebrity cameo in the movie that only lasts "a split second" that no one has been able to spot yet.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg said in an interview that they were originally going to have an additional scene play during the end credits that would show James Franco and Danny McBride smoking marijuana with Hitler, but then felt that it would be too much.

Towards the end of the movie, in the scene with the cannibal truck, Danny McBride's prop sword from Your Highness can be seen tied to the truck.

Evan Goldberg: Co-director and co-writer can be briefly seen dancing with his wife during the final scene of the movie.

Originally there was going to be a joke where one of the characters said that they had smoked crack with Whitney Houston. When she died the joke was cut out of respect and a different joke was used. In addition, throughout the making of the film, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were in the process of convincing Prince to let them use 'Purple Rain' during Rogen and Jay Baruchel's final conversation in the film. As a tribute to Houston, they instead decided to use Houston's version of 'I Will Always Love You' in the scene where Rogen and Baruchel say goodbye and get into heaven.

A rumor circulated that Daniel Radcliffe was a part of the cast but in the end, his former co-star, Emma Watson was cast.

Rihanna actually slapped Michael Cera's face harder by each take because she was getting tired of him grabbing her buttocks.

Seth Rogen gave an interview where he described how the script by himself and Evan Goldberg combined real characteristics of the actors who then produced bizarre alt-version of themselves with elements that had absolutely nothing in common with the cast. Rogen cited Michael Cera's portrayal in the film - a drug-using, ass-grabbing, utterly obnoxious loudmouth - as funny because that character has nothing at all in common with how Cera behaves in real life.

Seth Rogen stated in an interview that at one point during production every main cast member took him aside and told him that they couldn't do what he was asking him to because it was going too far and getting too extreme. James Franco was the only cast member that never turned anything down.

Evan Goldberg created a game for himself during filming. The goal of the game was to get as many cast members as possible to say, "No I can't do that" or get them to refuse to do something. According to him, the only people he wasn't able to break were James Franco and Seth Rogen.

Initially Michael Cera wasn't really slapping Rihanna's butt, but rather making the motion and stopping right before touching her. As a result, the scene wasn't working on camera because it looked too fake. Eventually Cera asked Rihanna if he could really slap her butt, she said yes but on the condition that she be allowed to really smack him across the face each time. Cera agreed.

Most of the paintings that can be seen hanging in the background were actually painted by James Franco.

The film was going to be shot in Los Angeles in order to make it easier for the celebrities who would be doing cameos. However the location was changed to New Orleans in order to save money. The only celebrity cameo that was lost due to the location change was Cameron Diaz

Directors Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen reportedly approached Cameron Diaz, Edward Norton, Mila Kunis and Elizabeth Banks to make cameos as themselves at James Franco's party. They had to turn down the offers due to scheduling conflicts on other films.

According to Seth Rogen, the plot his character suggests in the movie when he is asked what Pineapple Express 2 would be about is actually his real life idea for a Pineapple Express sequel.

"Go Outside" by the Cults is featured in the movie. The music video for the song stars James Franco's younger brother, Dave Franco, who is also an actor.

The dog that Seth Rogen is holding towards the end of the movie is his actual dog. Her name is Zelda.

In an interview with the Rod Ryan Show on Houston radio station 94.5 The Buzz, Craig Robinson revealed that Jonah Hill improvised asking for a bite of the Milky Way. The other actors improvised the following conversation regarding who gets to eat the Milky Way.

The role that Emma Watson played was originally written into the screenplay for Mila Kunis

According to Seth Rogen about 50% of the movie was ad libbed.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg made the decision early on in the process to not include any significant others or family that the actors have. They felt that if they had to deal with this aspect, the movie would get too dark. For example, Danny McBride was a newly wed and had a new baby but there was no mention of this. James Franco suggested having his brother Dave Franco (who is friends with the group and is also an actor) in the early party scene, but Rogen rejected the idea, saying that he would eventually have to get killed off and it would be too depressing.

According to Seth Rogen, Danny McBride was the person who made everyone laugh and break character the most. At one point, it took 18 takes and over an hour for the cast to get a joke on film because Mcbride's delivery kept making everyone laugh.

Seth Rogen said that the party scenes were the most stressful for him to direct because there was so much going on.

Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen revealed that the early rumors that they had approached Daniel Radcliffe for a part in the movie and he turned it down were true. They admitted that it was in the very early stages of writing the script so not all of the parts were fully developed. Rogen and Goldberg have both stated that they understood why Radcliffe turned it down, because the part was not good.

Jay Baruchel admitted that despite all of the hilarity and the over the top nature, making the movie was actually therapeutic because he felt that some of the arguments and confrontations in the movie were on some level things that the actors have actually wanted to say to each other at some point in real life

Seth Rogen said that he was shocked by how much the actors would insult each other. According to him, Jonah Hill and James Franco in particular seemed to go at each other the hardest. At one point he felt like he had to intervene and remind them that they are actually friends and like each other.

The bright, colorful windbreaker that Michael Cera wears in the movie was his idea. According to Seth Rogen, this was the only condition Cera had before agreeing to be in the movie. This shocked Rogen, who thought that he would complain or be unsure about the inappropriate behavior that was in the script.

An early idea for the story had the film taking place at a studio where a Busta Rhymes music video shoot was taking place with the main characters present when the apocalypse begins.

The main cast took significant pay cuts in order to help Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg save money for the budget