Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

I've been watching a lot of Parks and Recreation and The League lately and I stumbled upon this weird little movie that stars Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass. If you don't understand why that sentence makes any sense, don't worry about it. It just means you aren't cool like me.

Darius (Aubrey Plaza) is a college grad who is disappointed in what her life has been after school and she currently interns at a Seattle magazine. Jeff (Jake Johnson), a writer for the magazine, finds an interesting ad and wants to write a story about the person who posted it.

Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. P.O. Box 91 Ocean View, WA 99393. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.

Darius is tasked to get close to Kenneth (Mark Duplass), the man who posted the ad, and as much as he seems somewhat normal, he's created a story that seems too far fetched to be true. But is it true? 

A comedy-drama that is an endearing, quirky film that surprised me a little bit. I don't really feel like filling this space with useless crap like I usually do so I'll leave you with a few short tidbits. Safety Not Guaranteed I think is more of a statement regarding life and how you have to take chances and don't wait on life to hand things to you. In that sense, life can be scary and you're not always going to be safe, you're going to get hurt but it's an adventure. The movie is kind of awkward at times and Mark Duplass isn't your typical leading man but it's definitely worth a watch. 

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