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Safety Not Guaranteed -- When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he's solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far belie...
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Director:
Writer:
Derek Connolly (written by)
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Release Date:
18 October 2012 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
WANTED Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid when we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before. See more »
Plot:
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
8 wins & 16 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Sincere and enjoyable feel good movie See more (231 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Colin Trevorrow 
 
Writing credits
Derek Connolly (written by)

Produced by
Michael B. Clark .... executive producer
Derek Connolly .... producer
Jay Duplass .... executive producer
Mark Duplass .... executive producer
John Hodges .... executive producer
Stephanie Langhoff .... producer
Lacey Leavitt .... co-producer
Peter Saraf .... producer
Colin Trevorrow .... producer
Marc Turtletaub .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ryan Miller 
 
Cinematography by
Benjamin Kasulke (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Landauer 
Franklin Peterson 
 
Casting by
J.C. Cantu 
Kat Ogden 
 
Production Design by
Ben Blankenship 
 
Art Direction by
Lisa B. Hammond 
 
Costume Design by
Rebecca Luke 
 
Makeup Department
Matthew W. Mungle .... prosthetics
Jennifer Popochock .... department head hair
Jennifer Popochock .... department head makeup
Anne Sellery .... assistant makeup artist
Cara Aeschliman .... wig maker (uncredited)
Shawn R. Shelton .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Dan Genetti .... post-production supervisor
Lacey Leavitt .... post-production supervisor
Mike Phillips .... executive in charge of production: Big Beach
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mel Eslyn .... first assistant director
Lacee Kloze .... additional second second assistant director
Kat Ogden .... second assistant director
Gretchen Oyster .... additional second assistant director
Kristjan Palsson .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Indus Alelia .... props production assistant
Miguel Edwards .... art director: time machine
Kjell Hansen .... art department production assistant
Tania Kupczak .... art department production assistant
Ashley O'Neil .... lead graphic artist
Paul Thibault .... art department production assistant
Brett Thomson .... property master
Justin Louie .... props (uncredited)
Benjamin Marx .... art department intern (uncredited)
Tyson Prince .... art department intern (uncredited)
Audrey Wimberly .... art department intern (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Peter Barnes .... post-production sound supervisor
John Buroker .... sound designer
Steve Ditto .... foley artist
Brendan J. Hogan .... adr editor (as Brendan Hogan)
Brendan J. Hogan .... foley artist (as Brendan Hogan)
Brendan J. Hogan .... sound designer
Pete Horner .... additional sound re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound
Eric Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Johnson .... sound supervisor
Carly Kienow .... logistis producer
Al Nelson .... sound designer: Skywalker Sound
Jared Slomoff .... score mixer
Vinny Smith .... sound mixer
Daniel Sperry .... dolby sound consultant (as Dan Sperry)
Joshua J. Svare .... dialogue editor (as Josh Svare)
Joshua J. Svare .... foley artist (as Josh Svare)
Vince Werner .... sound designer
Zach Martin .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Blackford .... fabricator: time machine
William Boggs .... special effects technician (as Bill Boggs)
Sherril Johnson .... special effects coordinator
David 'Dumy' Kits .... machinist: time machine
Compass Noce .... fabricator: time machine
Paul Thibault .... engine fabricator: time machine
Johnny Wooten .... lead fabricator: time machine
 
Visual Effects by
Shannan Burkley .... matte painter: DIVE
Matthew Burres .... digital artist: DIVE
Kevin Fanning .... digital artist: DIVE
Jeremy Fernsler .... 3d supervisor: DIVE
Mark O. Forker .... visual effects consultant: DIVE
Mark Longchamps .... digital artist: DIVE
Bob Lowery .... visual effects executive producer: DIVE
Ed Mendez .... visual effects supervisor: DIVE (as Edwardo Mendez)
Colton Miller .... digital artist: DIVE
Tom Quinn .... visual effects producer: DIVE
Ben Updegrove .... visual effects editorial assistant: DIVE
Andy Williams .... visual effects production supervisor: DIVE
Felicia Faden .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Adams .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Shaun Bowlby .... best boy grip
Mark Bueing .... best boy electric
Garrett Cantrell .... key grip
Kevin Cook .... electrician
Alex Daboub .... second unit director of photography
Kyle Daley .... grip
Marc Dewey .... grip
Coty James .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Niall James .... electrician
Benjamin Kasulke .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jason Knoll .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jeremy Mackie .... gaffer
Ryan Middleton .... additional gaffer
Arthur Reynolds .... electrician (as Art Reynolds)
Jacob Rosen .... additional first assistant camera: pick-ups
Marcus Simpson .... electrician
Norman Tumolva .... grip (as Norm Tumolva)
Alisa Tyrrill .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Niall James .... best boy electric: alternate (uncredited)
Niall James .... best boy grip: alternate (uncredited)
Niall James .... grip (uncredited)
Regan MacStravic .... still photographer (uncredited)
Marco Scaringi .... grip and electric swing: intern (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Denise Gibbs .... background casting
Kat Ogden .... casting
Brandon Hemmerling .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sica Schmitz .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Marc Brown .... colorist
Alex Daboub .... assistant editor
Jannat Gargi .... digital imaging producer
Gordon Holmes .... assistant editor
Nacime Khemis .... assistant editor
Kristen Molina .... digital imaging producer
Bill Scott .... color timer
Lance Spindler .... color timer
Alex Turtletaub .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Patrick Brice .... assistant to music supervisor (as Patrick Kack-Brice)
Marguerite Phillips .... music supervisor
Kit Singleton .... music consultant
Jared Slomoff .... score mixer
Ilyse Wolfe Tretter .... music licensing consultant
 
Other crew
Jason Aumann .... set production assistant
Molly Breeskin .... assistant: Big Beach
Matt Bunker .... office production assistant
Jimmy Canavan .... location assistant
Justin Cantrell .... set production assistant
Cheryl Cowan .... script supervisor
Sarah Crowe .... set production assistant
Dave Drummond .... location manager
Allison Eckert .... office production assistant
Jacqueline Eckhouse .... legal services: Sloss Eckhouse LawCo
Amanda England .... office production assistant
Kathy England .... insurance: Taylor & Taylor
Bethany Haynes .... legal services: Sloss Eckhouse LawCo
Elizabeth Heile .... production accountant
Alison Kelly .... craft service
Christopher Key .... on behalf of Vertigo Films
Lee Luna .... location production assistant
Daniele Tate Melia .... production executive: Big Beach
David Morgan .... production coordinator
Greg Ryan .... key set production assistant
John Silveira .... time travel consultant
William Trowbridge .... assistant: Mr. Trevorrow
Jeff Vigil .... office production assistant
Sean Walsh .... set production assistant
Angela H. Young .... office production assistant (as Angela Young)
David Falcon Ayala .... production assistant (uncredited)
Beth Dewey .... main title producer (uncredited)
Sebastian Falkowski .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gleb Kaminer .... dubbing voice (uncredited)
Ashley Neuhof .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rik DeLisle .... special thanks
Suzanne Freider .... special thanks
Jaaron Miller .... special thanks
Walter F. Parkes .... special thanks (as Walter Parkes)
Marco Scaringi .... special thanks
Lynn Shelton .... special thanks
Lanie Siegel .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language including some sexual references
Runtime:
USA:86 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shot in 4 weeks. Mark Duplass filmed all his scenes in the first 2 because of schedule conflicts.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Darius:How far back do you want me to go?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Hard on Your ManSee more »

FAQ

What is the first song as she gets out of the elevator?
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108 out of 133 people found the following review useful.
Sincere and enjoyable feel good movie, 22 June 2012
Author: Terrell Howell (KnightsofNi11) from United States

When a man puts a classified ad in the newspaper asking for a companion to time travel with him, a magazine writer and two interns go find him to find out his story. Aubrey Plaza plays Darius, one of the interns who at first seems pretty disinterested in the whole situation, ends up being the one who has to pretend like she wants to time travel. She expects to be working with a total nutjob, completely off his rocker, but instead she finds that Kenneth, the man who put the ad in the paper, is actually an incredible insightful, sweet, and softhearted person and that time traveling is more a facade for finding yourself and it's more of a metaphor for fixing old mistakes. It's a surprisingly touching film that has a lot more to offer than one might have expected.

Great dramadies are few and far between these days. They are usually too unfocused, can't find that perfect balance between comedy and drama, and try too hard to be profound when it comes to taking a look at the human condition. Safety Not Guaranteed finds a way past all these things. It has a clear and poignant focus that drives a heartfelt and oddly moving story. It's a great blend of comedy and drama as it tells a great story on a very human level, but also delivers its own pleasant brand of comedy. It's more clever comedy than laugh out loud comedy, but it fits just right for what this movie is trying to accomplish.

Safety Not Guaranteed could have easily been a sham and it could have gone too far overboard on its profundities. Instead, the excellent script keeps itself at bay and manages to tell a story that is more sincere than one would expect and feels more real than a dramady that is trying to be the most realistic of human stories. There's nothing here that will floor you or blow you out of the water, but it truly is a lovely and heartwarming story.

Normally feel good movies aren't my thing, but Safety Not Guaranteed is sincere enough and of a quality that makes it an absolute joy to watch. That being said, I don't know that I'd watch it again, and I wouldn't call it a masterpiece, but it's great for one viewing and it's an hour and a half well spent. I would certainly recommend it to anyone with a heart.

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