My sister texted me to tell me that she watched the movie Safety Not Guaranteed, and that she thought I would like it.
Well, I loved it.
The movie follows three magazine employees who try to interview a man who placed an classified ad to find a companion for time travel. It is funny. It is clever. And it is heartfelt.
It’s a movie full of that guy.
It has that guy from The League. And that guy from New Girl. And that girl from Parks and Recreation. Best of all, though, it has some other dorky Indian guy who you will be rooting for the entire time.
While I thoroughly enjoyed the movie itself, perhaps the coolest part about Safety Not Guaranteed is that the classified ad that is featured in the movie is real. In fact, I actually included the image in a blog post four years ago:
The classified ad itself tells such an amazing story, and I remember laughing so hard that I cried when I saw it for the first time. And while it may have been printed as a joke, I couldn’t help but imagine the same type of character that Derek Connolly (the writer) brings into existence in the movie.
You all know me by now. So you know that I like giving life to mundane, everyday events. As such, I couldn’t help but be joyously jealous of this movie. How had I not thought to write a script based off of this epic classified ad? I could have made a movie!
Although, I certainly couldn’t have done it as well as they did.