(Thankfully, I’m not referring to their financial situation.)
Instead, Variety reports that they’ve made their first (and probably only) acquisition of Sundance: Colin Trevorrow‘s feature debut, Safety Not Guaranteed. This semi-time travel comedy, scripted by Derek Connolly, stars Aubrey Plaza as a magazine employee who encounters “a classified ad seeking a partner for time travel,” which soon leads her to “[develop] feelings for the paranoid but compelling loner (Mark Duplass) and seek to discover what he’s really up to.”
Our reaction to it was generally lukewarm, while some other critics had a similar (if slightly warmer) reaction to Guaranteed as a whole. And that really kind of solidifies my preconceived, negative notions about the film; I’ve never been terribly fond of either lead, for one thing, nor do I find myself all too interested in the basic plot descriptions provided thus far — though, to be fair, I try not to judge films on that aspect alone. But, hey, if FilmDistrict can give it a wide release and the desire strikes me upon its opening, I’ll probably give it a look. That counts for something, right?
Have you paid any attention to Safety Not Guaranteed? Will this buy make you seek it out?
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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