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

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18 October 2012 (Australia)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,007,792 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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Trivia

Some scenes were improvised, for example, when Jeff advises Arnau to raise his collar and wear sunglasses since they make him look like "a pilot that drives jets". See more »

Goofs

When Jeff is giving Arnau the get-lucky pep talk outside the motel room Arnau's collar is down/up/down between shots before Jeff actually turns it up after giving him his sunglasses. 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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Referenced in Safety Not Guaranteed: The Ad Behind the Movie (2012) See more »

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Hard on Your Man
Written by Robert Trevorrow, Michael Low and Jack Kane
Performed by Hearts on Fire
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User Reviews

 
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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