Indie films don’t often tackle issues that are big on a geographic scale — big drama sure, but big events are usually outside their budgetary range. An impending apocalypse is a good example of the type of topic beyond an indie’s reach, but there are exceptions including 2012’s It’s a Disaster which successfully married lots of laughs, some relationship drama and the possible end of the world. (Or at least the end of Los Angeles.) Goodbye World seems to start off on the same strong footing, but it becomes clear pretty quickly that director/co-writer Denis Hennelly isn’t entirely sure what kind of film he’s trying to make. There’s comedy, relationship drama and an impending apocalypse, but there’s also very little of value to hold it all together. There is plenty of bickering though. James (Adrian Grenier) and Lily (Kerry Bishé) are hosting some friends for the weekend at their rural, self-sustaining, off the grid home in Northern California, and it’s there where they discover the outside world is falling to pieces after a mass text reading “Goodbye World” spreads like wildfire. Riots, bombings, martial law and renegade National Guard members are an increasing threat, so why are these “friends” all fighting over the little things?