Premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012.
RELEASE DATE: 06/08/2012
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni
DIRECTOR: Colin Trevorrow
WRITTEN BY: Derek Connolly
“Wanted: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. P.O. Box 91, Ocean View, WA. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.”
In SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, three Seattle Magazine employees – Darius, a live-at-home college grad with a chip on her shoulder, her fellow intern Arnau, a studious Biology major and their hard partying boss, Jeff – head out to find and profile the man behind this bizarre ad.
The mismatched trio land in Ocean View with no more than a PO Box number to guide them. Darius asserts herself as lead reporter, discovering their subject, Kenneth – a quirky and offbeat character – stocking canned goods at the local supermarket. Darius’ disaffected attitude serves her well and she endears herself to Kenneth, posing as a candidate to accompany him on his mission. Kenneth is leery of Darius’ motives, but through a series of training exercises she gains his trust. The absurdity of Kenneth’s mission is without question, but the dedication and skill that he puts into his plan are no laughing matter.
As Darius gets pulled further into Kenneth’s strange world, Arnau and Jeff form a bond around the isolation in their lives, pushing them into a night to be remembered.
Changing the past, preventing the future, altering the present – the mission is different for everyone, but the power to hope for something better is universal.