Safety Not Guaranteed

This goofy little film starts at a (fictitious) magazine headquarters in Seattle. A writer is asked to investigate a classified ad which reads:

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.

The writer commandeers two interns to assist him and heads off to a small beach community on the Pacific Coast. In no time, he finds a "lost love" (the real reason he wanted to go!) and assigns the interns the task of looking into the local kook who placed the ad.

In this 2012 Seattle International Film Festival selection, we see:
  • Jake Johnson ("No Strings Attached") as the magazine writer. This character is singularly unpleasant: rude, self-serving, hedon- istic and given to mind-altering chemicals.
  • Aubrey Plaza ("Scott Pilgrim vs the World") is one of the interns. She is highly skeptical of this whole time-travel scheme, but wants the story so she can keep her job.
  • Karan Soni (Lots of TV) is the poor intern who gets stuck with the writer. His main flaw, according to the writer, is that he is a virgin.
  • Jenica Bergere ("Rat Race") is the writer's lost love. I was so glad to see that she has some common sense!
  • Mark Duplass ("Darling Companion") is the time-travel kook. By the time he is teaching our gal martial arts and small-arms skills, we ALL felt skeptical!
  • Kristen Bell ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall") probably only appeared in this cameo so the film makers could get financing.
BTW, the ubiquitous Duplass brothers have been all over Hollywood for over a decade. They act, direct, write and produce...pretty successfully, too. I'll bet their mother is proud!
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