My Thoughts on Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed can be seen as a further example of how the Mumblecore independent film movement, namely those that involve the Duplass brothers, have been steadily moving into the mainstream (the Duplass’ have come a long way since The Puffy Chair).

Produced by the Duplass Brothers, and co-starring Mark Duplass, Safety Not Guaranteed tells the story of a magazine writer (Jake M. Johnson), who sends his intern (Aubrey Plaza) to befriend a man (Duplass), who claims that he can go back in time.

This was more definitely a charming little film.  Plaza and Duplass had good chemistry with each other (even though I found their noticeable age difference to be a little weird in the more romantic moments between the two).  The film is tied together with both an unexpected cameo and one hell of a great ending.

Definitely worth checking out.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).