Safety Not Guaranteed was also far better than I dared hope, and is I think likely to join the ranks of my favorite movies.
Aubrey Plaza was perfect as a cynical but fundamentally deeply kind-hearted woman who desperately wants to believe what she’s being told, but is also touchingly afraid of being duped, of having the magic just be prestidigitation and lies.
The film is sometimes corny but always shimmeringly alive with deep heart and affection for its characters – it never lets us believe that they are anything but just as lost as we are. There’s no fate – just feeling your way out and doing the best possible with bad information and hampered dreams.
Whatever you were expecting from this movie, you won’t get it. Whatever you were hoping for, you just might.