Safety Not Guaranteed
What It’s About: Maybe you saw that Internet meme a few years back where variations of the following classified ad were placed in newspapers around the country: ‘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. I have only done this once before. Safety not guaranteed.’ This film tells the story about three Seattle magazine reporters who track down the ad to its source—and the nutty adventure that follows.
What We Like: For a self-consciously hipster comedy, this movie is pretty cute and surprisingly smart. Sure, the actors are playing total stock characters—the Brooding Writer, the Nerd, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl – but there are some great scenes containing moments of brilliance and truth and a hilarious subplot involving Men In Black-type government agents.
Opens on Friday, June 29 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor