The World's End (film)

For other uses, see World's End. 2013 comedic science fiction film by Edgar Wright

The World's End is a 2013 science fiction comedy film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike. The film follows five friends who discover, during an epic pub crawl, that there is an alien invasion in their hometown.

Wright has described the film as social science fiction in the tradition of John Wyndham and Samuel Youd (John Christopher). It is the third and final film in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, following Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007). The film was produced by Relativity Media, StudioCanal, Big Talk Productions, and Working Title Films. It grossed $46.1 million against a $20 million budget.

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Plot

Gary King, a forty-year-old alcoholic, retains the mindset and immaturity of his teenage years, whereas his four boyhood friends, Oliver Chamberlain, Peter Page, Steven Prince, and Andrew Knightley, have all matured. The four have become estranged from Gary until one day, attempting to recapture his youth, he contacts and invites them to complete the "Golden Mile", a pub crawl encompassing the twelve pubs of their hometown of Newton Haven, the last of them being the World's End. The group attempted the crawl as teens, twenty-three years previously on their last day of school, but failed to reach the final three pubs. Andy, now a teetotaller due to a drunk-driving accident years ago involving him and Gary, reluctantly agrees to join the others.

At the second pub, the Old Familiar, the group encounters Oliver's sister, Sam, who Gary and Steven fought over in school; in the teenage crawl, Gary had sex with Sam in the toilets of the seventh pub, the Two Headed Dog. Early into the crawl, the... ...read more

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