Sunday, March 11, 2012
Safety Not Guaranteed- SXSW
Safety Not Guaranteed is a comedy about 3 journalists who research a story centered around a bizarre wanted ad in the newspaper. The ad is looking for a partner for time travel. They must bring their own weapons. Payment will be given upon return from their travel. Safety Not Guaranteed. Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) plays intern Darius who gets roped into working the story by Jake Johnson (New Girl), a journalist for a Seattle magazine. As Aubrey starts to interview the man who put the ad in the paper played by Mark Duplass (The League), she discovers there may be some truth to this guy actually being able to time travel.
The story was very interesting and there were some genuinely funny parts in the movie. The cast all did an amazing job and through frequent ad-libbing, the comedy seemed fresh and natural. There were also some great cameos from Kristen Bell (Heroes) and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24). This movie was surprisingly funny and shows a lot of promise for future comedians currently mostly in television. I recommend seeing this movie as possible a matinee or a great rental. I give it 3.5 stars out of 5.
No movie poster yet, clip from the movie from: http://www-movieline-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/sundance_safety630__120130225313.jpg