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Director:
Writer:
Derek Connolly (written by)
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Release Date:
18 October 2012 (Australia) See more »
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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:
5 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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(1166 articles)
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With witty lines and well written characters we're entertained through to the original ending. See more (198 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 Evkhouse LawCo
Amanda England .... office production assistant
Kathy England .... insurance: Taylor & Taylor
Bethany Haynes .... legal services: Sloss Evkhouse LawCo
Elizabeth Heile .... production accountant
Alison Kelly .... craft service
Lee Luna .... location production assistant
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)
Daniele Tate Melia .... production executive (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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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated R for language including some sexual references
Runtime:
USA:86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cameo: [John Silveira]The writer of the original classified ad plays the first man to walk into the post office when Darius and Arnau are spying on the PO boxes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The scene where Darius and Arnau are sitting and watching the mailboxes, you can clearly see a Stock Sticker and a "Safety Checked" sticker on the windshield of the Escalade. Later at 14 minutes, when Jeff is going to meet Kenneth, the stock sticker is missing, but the safety check one is still present.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Darius:How far back do you want me to go?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Litterbox BeachSee more »

FAQ

What is the first song as she gets out of the elevator?
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22 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
With witty lines and well written characters we're entertained through to the original ending., 16 August 2012
Author: napierslogs from Ontario, Canada

"Safety Not Guaranteed" is based on an actual classified ad placed in a magazine, looking for someone to go back in time with. The real ad was just a joke for last-minute content. The movie, though, wonders what if it wasn't a joke. One young writer and two young interns are assigned to the story to figure out who is behind the ad, and how crazy he is.

Darius (Aubrey Plaza) is a sarcastic, defensive lost soul and appears to have at least some kind of genuine interest in the story. Jeff (Jake M. Johnson) is the staff-writer taking the lead but his only interest in the story is that he gets to go to the town where his high school crush lives. Arnau (Karan Soni) is tagging along because he does whatever will look good on his resume. The guy they are hunting down is Kenneth (Mark Duplass) and he truly believes that he is building a time machine. Darius forms an immediate connection with the guy and wants to help him with his adventure. Jeff immediately pegs him as a lunatic, so that just means he has more time to go skirt-chasing.

These are good characters, better written than what you would expect to find in a simple comedy. Each have their reasons for being there; each have a time they want to get back to; and each have something they want to experience. They also appear to be responsible in determining how much you will enjoy this movie. The rave reviews and the standing ovation reports coming out of Sundance all mention how much the characters echo their own lives. As if the writer has found the true essence of being a human being. However, there are people, me included, who don't actually connect to any of the characters but still found their plights and misadventures amusing.

This is a well written film, as most successful indies are. It thrives on witty lines and its ability to fully explore each of the characters. The first point makes it a comedy but the second point, the main one, makes it a drama so be prepared for a more thoughtful journey than just a laugh riot.

It is fairly original, especially with the much talked about ending, but I personally found that the low-budget indie "Juko's Time Machine" (2011) handled a similar concept in a much more ingenious way. "Safety Not Guaranteed" added fresh spins to basic concepts and was funny and entertaining throughout, just be careful with some of the comparisons it's getting.

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