I used to really like indie movies. They are usually clever and cheap, and for an aspiring filmmaker that’s a good combination because it means you could theoretically make one yourself some day.
But now I live in Singapore, and that comes with good and bad points.
Bad: Singapore doesn’t have an indie movie culture, so most of the big cinemas will generally just put on blockbusters and the occasional foreign film – no indie movies at the cinemas (though plenty of Indian ones, if you like Bollywood flicks).
Good: Because there’s such a distinct lack of indie movie awareness, I generally don’t know what I’m missing out on.
But now and then, I’ll stumble across a movie trailer that reminds me of why I love movies so much, only to realize that I’m not going to be able to watch that movie unless I order it from Amazon.
Safety Not Guaranteed is such a movie.