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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.

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... Darius
Lauren Carlos ... Young Darius
... Restaurant Manager
... Bridget
... Jeff
... Arnau
... Coworker
... Mr. Britt
... Kenneth
William Hall Jr. ... Shannon
Alice Hung ... Shift Manager
Hassan Cristos Messiah ... Boyfriend in Car (as Hassan 'Cristos' Messiah)
Keli Schurman-Darby ... Girlfriend in Car
... Liz
... Uptight Mom
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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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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 »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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18 October 2012 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

I asfaleia sas den einai eggyimeni  »

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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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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 »

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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 »

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[first lines]
Darius: How far back do you want me to go?
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John Silveira is credited as a Time Travel Consultant. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.141 (2011) See more »

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Big Machine
Written by Ryan Miller
Performed by Ryan Miller and Mark Duplass
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Promising Beginning, Pointless and Boring Development
6 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

In Seattle, the editor of a magazine, Bridget (Mary Lynn Rajskub), assigns the cynical reporter Jeff (Jake Johnson) and the interns Darius (Aubrey Plaza) and Arnau (Karan Soni) to find and interview the author of an advertisement inviting a companion for a time travel.

They travel to a coastal town in Washington and Jeff leaves Darius and Arnau watching the PO Box. Darius finds that the man is Kenneth Calloway (Mark Duplass), who works in a supermarket. Meanwhile Jeff's only interest is to find his former sweetheart that lives in town and Arnau wants to have sexual experience. Now Darius has to find whether Kenneth is a lunatic or has really invented a time machine.

"Safety Not Guaranteed" is a comedy with a promising beginning, with funny and witty dialogs and situations. Unfortunately, in a moment the story becomes pointless and boring romance that goes nowhere. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Sem Segurança Nenhuma" ("Without any Safety")


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