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February 24, 2013

Netflix Pick of the Week: Safety Not Guaranteed

by Mariah Schaefer

Information:

  • Independent Comedy
  • Released 2012
  • 85 minutes
  • R

Directed By:

  • Colin Trevorrow

Starring:

  • Aubrey Plaza
  • Mark Duplass
  • Jake M. Johnson
  • Karan Soni
  • Jenica Bergere
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub
  • Kristen Bell
  • Jeff Garlin

Safety Not Guaranteed follows Darius (Aubrey Plaza), a socially awkward woman living in Seattle. She interns at a magazine, and her life doesn’t seem very exciting. During a brainstorming session at the magazine, Jeff (Jake M. Johnson), a journalist, says he has a story he wants to investigate in a coastal town in Washington. He picks Darius and another intern named Arnau (Karan Soni) to go with him.

The three are out to track a man named Kenneth (Mark Duplass), who wrote an interesting ad at a local newspaper. The ad stated that Kenneth needed someone to go back in time with; he was in the process of building a time machine. When Kenneth rejects Jeff as a partner, Jeff makes Darius go after Kenneth. Kenneth agrees to have Darius as a partner, and a strange adventure follows, where safety is not guaranteed.

Watch the movie here.

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