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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
8 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aubrey Plaza ... Darius
Lauren Carlos Lauren Carlos ... Young Darius
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

Taglines:

What would you change if you could go back? 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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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

I asfaleia sas den einai eggyimeni 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,010,957, 18 October 2012
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 Kenneth and Darius are at the camp and Darius asks what kind of musical instrument Kenneth has, he responds that the instrument is a zither. The instrument they are using is a mountain, or Appalachian, dulcimer. Mountain dulcimers do fall into the general zither category, but typically when people refer to zithers they mean instruments that have shorter scale lengths and many more strings, or courses, than mountain dulcimers. Calling a dulcimer a zither is like calling a viola or cello a violin simply because they fall into the general "violin family" category. 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

Referenced in Safety Not Guaranteed: Time Capsule Easter Egg (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

She's Bound to Get Hurt
Written by Bill Ricchini
Performed by Summer Fiction
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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User Reviews

 
Amazing
8 June 2012 | by buzzbruinSee all my reviews

A wonderful film. The story is science fiction, fantasy and real-life relationships. The plot is unique (I know some reviewers have likened it to the back to the future series which was for fun and was fun). It is not only funny, (laugh out loud funny) but mysterious as to what is really going on and stir in some fantasy and science fiction-- but underneath is the inspection of all human beings and their lives and relationships. The casting was superb and the scenic northwest photography was great, I didn't know any of the actors but suffice to say they were chosen by a director of amazing talent. His idea his plot and his script were really really fine. I saw it in LA in Burbank and the audience was mostly the internet set and they loved it. All of their generations electronic things were a big part of the film, but this masterful director reached me, a senior--explaining the kids and yet reaching me with the love stories and those of friendship. Thus the director brought the old universal story of love among all of us. I can only say he is in for a tough career because with this film he has set the bar for himself and his crew very very high. Based on this work he will be great!!


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