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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.

Director:

Colin Trevorrow

Writer:

Derek Connolly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aubrey Plaza ... Darius
Lauren Carlos Lauren Carlos ... Young Darius
Basil Harris Basil Harris ... Restaurant Manager
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Bridget
Jake Johnson ... Jeff
Karan Soni ... Arnau
David Leo Schultz ... Coworker
Jeff Garlin ... Mr. Britt
Mark Duplass ... Kenneth
William Hall Jr. William Hall Jr. ... Shannon
Alice Hung Alice Hung ... Shift Manager
Hassan Cristos Messiah Hassan Cristos Messiah ... Boyfriend in Car (as Hassan 'Cristos' Messiah)
Keli Schurman-Darby Keli Schurman-Darby ... Girlfriend in Car
Jenica Bergere ... Liz
Lynn Shelton ... Uptight Mom
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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What would you go back for? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The instrument that Kenneth plays for Darius is a dulcimer. He mistakenly calls it a zither. See more »

Goofs

Darius goes back to 2001 to prevent her mother from dying. With no way back to her present time of existence, she will cause a time loop. if she prevents an event required for her to travel back in time for to begin with, she will just cause the time-line to continually keep defaulting back on itself. See more »

Quotes

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

John Silveira is credited as a Time Travel Consultant. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Hard on Your Man
Written by Robert Trevorrow, Michael Low and Jack Kane
Performed by Hearts on Fire
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This is a beautiful movie.
31 July 2020 | by borislavdopudjaSee all my reviews

You should just stop reading, right now and watch it.

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Didn't stop?

The movie is slow, yet really nice and full of life. It is a rear gem.

And yes, it is an SF.

Now stop reading, and go watch it.

There is nothing below this line.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2012 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Safety Not Guaranteed See more »

Filming Locations:

Ocean Shores, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,762, 10 June 2012

Gross USA:

$4,010,957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,424,699
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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