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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 ... 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

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Taglines:

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

The part of Darius was written for Aubrey Plaza, because writer Derek Connolly wanted to work with her. Jake Johnson was likewise director Colin Trevorrow's first choice for the part of Jeff. See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Jurassic World (2015) See more »

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Big Machine
Written by Ryan Miller
Performed by Ryan Miller and Mark Duplass
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The title is the most interesting thing about this movie
17 June 2013 | by Christopher PSee all my reviews

I feel forced to add my opinion to counter all the incomprehensible praise for this movie.

Stop while you are ahead. This movie is not charming nor endearing. It is cliché driven. Every character is a stereo-type without an interesting twist. Come on… a young man of Indian descent that needs to get laid? A boss that manipulates the expense account and system for his own purposes? That abuses interns? A cynical hipster girl ? This is all original stuff. In 1948 maybe. The dialogue & humor (if we can call it that) is banal. The acting (or possibly the directing) made me notice they were acting. The ending was "so what". And anyway, what was the safety concern? And why did you need to BYO weapons? Not one character brought me into the movie emotionally, and the camera work put me to sleep. Something put me to sleep. Really.


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