Not a film about a cataclysm, but about a circumstance. It doesn't try to paint a full picture of, quite certain, the worst scenario imaginable; more like the shower thoughts of one person. Not a bigger picture, a very small subjective one. Also, the crowd is symbolic of us as a species; idiots in a good way. The final silence is marking; a human breath, life, surrounded by nothingness. A humored sentimental ride.
As if investing solely, like its title, in the cataclysmically moving finale of the last act of love (an impressive shot and scene) amid catastrophe, McKellar's film is a nice and sophisticated alternative to 'end of the world' movie craze. Drawing on ground to earth characters it tells its story with a mix of zest and detachment, although overall style could have been better. Worth watching!
Too often veers into amateurish high concept TV movie territory (the score is particularly awful), and it has about two subplots too many, but the majority of it works, and when it does, it's powerful. By virtue of its premise it made me consider questions no other movie ever has. I started unimpressed, but it crept up on me, and the final minutes had me totally overwhelmed.
Watched this last night, heh. Was alright. I'm a huge fan of end of the world type films (& books) so I definitely dug the premise here. But while it had some very intriguing (and unique) ideas and things to say, I just found the execution quite pedestrian. Had a decided "made for [Canadian] TV" feel. Also, personally, David Cronenberg as an ACTOR, just never works for me. I keep thinking, it's DAVID CRONENBERG! :D