FilmDistrict has released a couple clips from its upcoming indie comedy, Safety Not Guaranteed.
This clip shows off the film’s co-star Jake M. Johnson, playing a reporter who finds a strange ad in the classifieds, and decides to follow it up with a pair of quirky interns, one of who starts to get very close to the story during the investigation.
In this clip, his character is berating one of the interns for not wanting to go out and have fun.
Frankly, I think it would have been slightly more interesting to watch a scene more integral to the plot of the film. Perhaps something more about the time-traveler or a focus on one of the funnier scenes, but it does renforce that the film will be more about the character relationships than anything else, in true soft-sci-fi indie style.
This one is more like I was expecting though:
I’m honestly not even sure if this can truly be classified as sci-fi, but it looks like a really clever and honest film with real heart, and with a great tale to tell on a small budget.
Here’s the theatrical trailer for reference:
It’s not often that these quirky, low-budget feel-good flicks interest me, but this one looks pretty fun, if not moving. It may not be Primer, and it might not even be about time-travel when all is told, but it’s dropped onto my list of must-sees anyhow.
The official synopsis of the film is as follows:
From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine – When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes hes solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you.
Safety Not Guaranteed, which also stars Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, and Karan Soni, hits theaters June 8, 2012. The film turned a lot of heads at Sundance this year, so expect a wider release than some indie films, but you’ll still have to look it up at your local art theater.