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Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

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Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement 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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Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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18 October 2012 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

I asfaleia sas den einai eggyimeni  »

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$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$4,007,792 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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Derek Connolly: The screenwriter can be seen folding napkins in the background when Darius is interviewed by the restaurant manager. See more »

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Throughout the movie, Kenneth Calloway's Datsun alternates between being freshly painted with rear window louvers and having visible patina with a plain rear window. See more »

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[first lines]
Darius: How far back do you want me to go?
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John Silveria is credited as a Time Travel Consultant See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Written by Robert Trevorrow, Michael Low and Jack Kane
Performed by Hearts on Fire
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What a joy it was to watch "Safety Not Guaranteed"
17 September 2012 | by (Guelph) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed every minute of this movie. Every character was memorable and superbly portrayed. It was sweet and at the same time had a cutting edge especially if you read between the lines.

The story was incredibly well crafted and will stand the test of time because it left just the right amount to the imagination. It was a fairy tale, but a beautifully told and very human one.

This was a movie crafted with care from both the mind and the heart. I also saw Prometheus this summer and found it sterile, empty and pointless, everything this movie isn't.

But in the end it was the characters and writing that made this movie so enjoyable.


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