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Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  18 October 2012 (Australia)
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Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

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Darius is a young intern at a Seattle-based magazine and jumps at the chance to investigate the author of a classified ad seeking someone to travel back in time with. Along with Jeff, the staff writer, and Arnau, a fellow intern, the three go on a road trip to a coastal town. While Jeff just wants to chase after his high school crush and Arnau wants some kind of life experience, Darius spends her time with Kenneth, a man who believes that he has built a time machine. The closer they become and the more they understand about each other, the less clear it becomes if Kenneth is just crazy or if he actually is going to successfully travel back in time. Written by napierslogs

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What would you change if you could go back? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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18 October 2012 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$97,762 (USA) (8 June 2012)

Gross:

$4,007,792 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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Wesley Schultz:  lead singer of The Lumineers (Grammy Nominated band) is in the elevator at the beginning of the film, when Darius is on her way to work. See more »

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When Darius is backing up the van to pick up Kenneth during the laser robbery, it is obviously a shot of the van driving forward (used a few shots later), but run backwards - exhaust goes into the tailpipe. See more »

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[first lines]
Darius: How far back do you want me to go?
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Crazy Credits

John Silveria is credited as a Time Travel Consultant See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.152 (2012) See more »

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Brick by Brick
Written by Matt Helders (as Matthew Helders) and Alex Turner (as Alexander Turner)
Performed by Arctic Monkeys (as The Arctic Monkeys)
Courtesy of Domino Records Company
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Sweet Summer Sleeper
19 July 2012 | by (Northwest Florida) – See all my reviews

If you like smart dialogue, an imaginative narrative, and well developed character, SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED is your film. The premise is well articulated with believable relationships portrayed by a talented cast. Audrey Plaza's star turn took the dopey outsider and added her own understated charm that illuminated every frame, especially the campfire scene with Mark Duplass. His performance was perhaps the riskiest.....playing a lonely but driven crusader whose character took a little from FISHER KING, a little from HEROS, a little more from BEAUTIFUL MIND and added a touch of STARMAN.

The ending might have seemed contrived without the sincerity of director Colin Trevorrow. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED was certainly the best film I've seen so far this summer especially after my disappointment with Wes Anderson's most recent effort. It was its last night in Tallahasee attended by perhaps only a dozen people.....surprisingly many stag guys who weren't afraid to laugh out loud. I wonder how many of them were time travelers.


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