Monday, December 3, 2012

REWIND REVIEW: Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed

Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass


June 8, 2012

Colin Trevorrow


1 hour 26 minutes



Most science fiction tales require big budgets, huge stars, and a lot of CGI effects.  That's not the case for 'Safety Not Guaranteed,' a quirky little dramady about time travel that gave the people at Sundance something to talk about.  It stars Aubrey Plaza as an intern at a news source that volunteers to take project run by a character played by Jake Johnson to track down a guy played by Mark Duplass who put in a mysterious ad in a newspaper claiming to be able to time travel.  This is one of those films that not only is hip and fresh to this generation, but also tells a great story filled with heart and some laughs.  There's even some shocking moments in the film, one of them in particular has a heartfelt outcome.

As someone who wasn't a fan of the trailer, this is a movie that blew me away.  This is a movie that's great because of how clever things are throughout.  There are 1 or 2 subplots in the movie, yet somehow they don't drive away from the core story between Plaza and Duplass.  This movie won't be considered for any awards, which makes sense because this isn't trying to be an awards movie.  'Safety Not Guaranteed' is a feel good movie with great acting, an awesome script, and an ending that will surprise you.  If you happen to come around 'Safety Not Guaranteed' anywhere in your life, give it a shot.  I have a strong feeling that this movie will stay around for several years to come.  If you like hip movies that are down with this generation (I know I'm sounding like an old man) and involve time traveling, then definitely give 'Safety Not Guaranteed' your undivided attention if or when you come across it.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of those movies that gives independent cinema a good reputation. It's one of those little gems that isn't seen in most of the country, but should be.

    Grace Crawford (Austin Texas)


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