If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
This week’s podcast is all about one of my favorite movies, Safety Not Guaranteed. The premise of this movie is of a magazine writer and his coworkers travelling to find the man who place the ad: "Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. P.O. Box 91 Ocean View, WA 99393. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before." While trying to determine if he’s just crazy or not, they all end up going on personal journeys in the process.
It’s hard to give a full review without spoiling the ending, but what I can say is that by the time you get to the end, you’ll be completely on board. Mark Duplass is charming and earnest. Aubrey Plaza is reserved and awkward. Both of the characters they play blossom on screen and their burgeoning love story does not feel forced or contrived.
Overall the movie is enjoyable, but it’s the ending that will grab you and stay with you for a while.