7 November 2012 7:08 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Colin Treverrow’s “Safety Not Guaranteed” is one of the most consistently enjoyable and clever films of 2012. With a script that walks a tonal tightrope and a spectacular ensemble, this is the kind of smart, quirky, unexpected comedy that one hopes for when they stray from the beaten path of the Hollywood movie. It was a wonderful Summer movie alternative that should have an even-bigger life on Blu-ray.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The increasingly interesting Mark Duplass of “The League” stars as an outsider who takes out an ad for a companion in time travel. The journalists who stumble upon him thinking he’ll make an interesting story become increasingly fascinated and a romantic subplot even develops with the wonderful Aubrey Plaza, who gives one of the most delightful performances of the year. “Safety Not Guaranteed” is constantly surprising, all the way up to the ballsiest ending of 2012. Don’t miss it. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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