After accepting an offer from Craigslist, Aaron (director Patrick Brice) drives to the house of a complete stranger offering $1,000 to film him for the day. Josef (Mark Duplass) explains to Aaron that he has cancer and wants to shoot a regular day in his life to show his unborn child. Fair enough, but then Josef starts making strange requests of what he wants filmed, from bath time to an exploratory hike in the woods for a naked swim to admitting their biggest regrets. Knowing the gig is just for the day though makes Aaron go along with it. Until night falls, Josef’s behaviour becomes more erratic and things take a very dangerous turn indeed. Entirely improvised from a ten-page outline, the SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED duo of Brice and Duplass excel in a mumblecore masterpiece that will make you jump, make you cry and scare the hell out of you.
Director: Patrick Brice. Cast: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass. US 2014. 81 mins.