Comedy Film Festival 2012

“Safety Not Guaranteed”

Aubrey Plaza, Karan Soni and Jake M. Johnson in "Safety Not Guaranteed" (Big Beach Films, 2012)

Aubrey Plaza, Karan Soni and Jake M. Johnson in “Safety Not Guaranteed” (FilmDistrict, 2012)

“Safety Not Guaranteed” (FilmDistrict, 2012). This indie romantic sci-fi comedy (yes it’s all of the above) is a clever and thought-provoking take on love lost and love found. Three employees of a Seattle lifestyle magazine (played by Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson and Karan Soni) go on assignment; their task is to interview a guy in a remote Washington town (played by Mark Duplass) who recently placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. As the plot unravels, everyone has to look at the past, present and future potential of their own relationships–and determine if it’s better to risk it with a partner or go at it alone. And, does time travel even exist? Good stuff (and definitely made for grown-ups). Written by Derek Connolly. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Recipient of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. “I don’t know, I’m not a freakin’ storm trooper.”