Aubrey Plaza can’t save weak script
I really wanted to like this movie, but it lost me in the first ten minutes with a totally absurd magazine editorial meeting followed by scenes of characters behaving like no one with a lick of sense would behave.
Somehow, though, Safety Not Guaranteed is getting positive reviews even with a script so riddled with indie romantic comedy clichés that it seems like something out of actress Ellen Page‘s “reject” pile. I think critics are letting themselves get hoodwinked because they are so desperate for a movie that doesn’t assault them with explosions and Liam Neeson for two hours.
I did like a couple of things about the movie, though. Here’s my full Safety Not Guaranteed movie review.