How do you feel about time travel? Did you lose interest after LOST introduced the smoke monster and couldn’t make it half as cool as the smoke aberration on Game of Thrones?
Safety Not Guaranteed may bring you back…or forward, to liking the concept.
The movie is based on the internet meme that grew from a classified ad that appeared in Backwood Homes Magazine.
The ad simply read:
Wanted: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.
Sounds interesting enough to investigate, right?
Safety Not Guaranteed is the feature film debut of director Colin Trevorrow. It was written by Dereck Connolly who won the 2012 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Safety Not Guaranteed stars Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson, Karan Soni and Mark Duplass.
When a local newspaper editor is looking for ideas, the story of a self-proclaimed time-traveller is pitched.
The time traveler has simply placed a classified ad seeking a travel companion, but specifies that Safety is Not Guaranteed.
A doubtful reporter named Darius Britt (Aubrey Plaza) is assigned to get the scoop, and she finds the man who placed the ad.
As she gets to know time traveler Kenneth (Duplass), her intrigue begins to interfere with her investigation of the story.
Safety Not Guaranteed hits theaters June 8th.