Spoiler Alert! I’m going to give away the end to this movie.
I’m a frequent user of Redbox. $1.27 for a one night rental is right up my alley. I signed up the mailing list and I receive emails and text with rental discounts weekly. Over the weekend I had a $.50 off and so I went to the closest Redbox. The selection at this location I was at wasn’t great but I figured I could find a movie worth $.75. I selected Safety Not Guaranteed. The movie summary reads; Darius, a young magazine intern, is recruited to help a staff writer, Jeff, with a story about a bizarre young man who has advertised for a time-traveling partner. She, Jeff, and fellow intern, Arnau, travel to a small town to get information on the paranoid but strangely compelling young man. But Darius feels torn, underhanded and disloyal when she begins to have genuine feelings for her subject, who is clearly smitten by her as well.
The movie stars Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Recreation) as Darius, Jake Johnson (New Girl) as Jeff, and Mark Duplass (The League) as Kenneth. I’m a big fan of Parks and Recreation and AubreyPlaza’s weird style of acting. I thought it should be ok. I wasn’t expecting anything great. The movie kept me semi interested through out. It’s your basic girl falls for guy movie with a science fiction mixed in. I’m not a fan of science fiction myself but I thought I’d give it a try. I wish I hadn’t. The general over view is Kenneth is looking for a partner to time travel with. Darius is acting as though she believes Kenneth can actually time travel to get information for a magazine article. After spending time with Kenneth Darius falls for him, even though she thinks he’s a little crazy. In the end of the movie Darius gets in the boat/time machine with Kenneth. The time machine is turned on and they are covered by a static bubble. Poof they’re gone! The time machine works. I was not excepting in the end of the movie for it to actually work. The way I read the movie was Darius would love Kenneth even though he’s nuts. Throughout the whole movie everyone thought he was crazy and didn’t believe in his time machine. Nope, they time travel together. When it was over I was pretty disappointed. That’s $.75 I’ll never get back.