Written by Derek Connolly and directed by Colin Trevorrow, Safety not Guaranteed is a comedy about Kenneth, a hopeless romantic and optimist, who catches the attention of a magazine journalist when he places a personal ad searching for a partner to travel back in time with.
Safety Not Guaranteed had all the components of a sweet, alternative comedy with non-generic characters and an original narrative; I especially liked the restraint the ending showed, however, the characters never manage to capture the hearts of the audience, resulting in a somewhat cold and empty watch. Aubrey Plaza does well as the melancholic Darius, however this is nothing we haven’t seen before, and the chemistry between her and Mark Duplass, as Kenneth, fails to ever ignite on screen.
Ultimately Safety Not Guaranteed makes a commendable attempt at an original romantic comedy but it lacked any real emotional depth.
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