There are lots of great indie movies out there, but few have the marketing budgets to compete for attention alongside gargantuan studio releases. This is the first in a regular EW series highlighting the weird, wonderful world of those smaller films worth seeking out.
Safety Not Guaranteed
Stars: Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Mark Duplass (The League, Humpday), Jake Johnson (New Girl, Paper Heart)
Filmmakers: Colin Trevorrow, director; Derek Connolly, screenwriter.
Release: June 8 — New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland, expanding wider on June 15 and 22. Full listings here.
Story: Plaza and Johnson play two snarky magazine writers (is there any other kind?) who investigate the origins of a classified ad seeking a partner for time travel. They uncover the sweet, intense, and paranoid grocery store worker Duplass, who is convinced he holds the secret to going back in time, and hopes to rectify past mistakes. Also, he’s bringing weapons. (Those traveling with him need to bring their own.) READ FULL STORY