Safety Not Guaranteed
A small ad in the classifieds catches the eye of a Seattle journalist. He grabs two interns and heads off to investigate and write a story about Kenneth. Kenneth has advertised for a travelling partner – to travel back in time with him in his time machine!
He’s obviously crazy, so young intern, Darius, is sent in undercover to find out exactly how crazy. Kenneth trains Darius to accompany him on his journey. He says he’s being followed by government agents, but when Darius discovers this is true, she begins to suspect that Kenneth isn’t so crazy after all. A relationship develops between the two.
I loved this flick. The acting (Plaza, Johnson, Duplass, Soni) is superb, and the characters work really well together. I think a lot of rom coms are packing too many characters into the story. If the acting is good, you only need a handful of good characters to get to know.
This film carefully looked at the power of understanding one another, and taking the time to listen to each other. The humour is subtle, and the romance gentle. Outstanding film, Plaza is gorgeous, should watch it again.