Safety Not Guaranteed - review
While brainstorming for their magazine, Jeff (Jake Johnson), comes up with the idea to take two interns with him to research an ad that was posted in the newspaper. The ad mentioned needing a partner willing to time travel. The three are approved to track down the individual who posted the ad. The time traveler, Kenneth, works at a normal supermarket and has several wild theories.
Darius (Aubrey Plaza) is the only female in the group of three. She quickly gains the trust of Kenneth. They spend a lot of time getting to know each other and planning their time travelling adventure. They are both very quirky and get along very well. During all of this Jeff meets up with an old high school fling and begins to discover what he really wants in life. The other intern is Arnau and he has a few witty lines but doesn’t have a major role other being a great tag-along.
Safety Not Guaranteed is from the producers of Little Miss Sunshine. They have the same feel. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. I was originally drawn in by Jake Johnson. I’m a sucker for New Girl and his character Nick. Any fan of Parks and Recreation will be drawn in as well by Aubrey Plaza. It definitely has an indie feel but it keeps your attention and doesn’t come off as slow paced. If you are stuck at home for the weekend and have Netflix streaming… give it a shot. You’ll definitely enjoy the ending.