Steve Carell and Keira Knightley star in this apocalyptic comedy from first-time director Lorene Scafaria. When his wife leaves him after discovering that a 70-mile-wide asteroid is heading for Earth and all attempts to stop it have failed, mild-mannered insurance salesman Dodge (Carell)'s world comes crashing down. But when his fellow misfit neighbour, Penny (Knightley), delivers a lost letter from Dodge's high-school sweetheart, the pair decide to embark on a road trip. Dodge aims to find his former love, while Penny hopes to spend her last days with her family in England. The pair soon find themselves caught up in the adventure of a lifetime.