Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed

DVD - 2012
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When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he's solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon.

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spantell
Jul 03, 2017

Sweet, simple movie. Interesting characters.

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Nursebob
Jun 18, 2017

The laughs don’t exactly come fast and furious in Colin Trevorrow’s northwest slacker comedy, but at least the smiles come easily enough. Between Darius’ monotone mumblings, Arnau’s timid squeaks, and Jeff’s macho blustering Trevorrow finds enough situational humour to elicit a few giggles and a developing romance seems almost plausible. But the sci-fi slant comes across as a quirky add-on—the film’s underlying theme of regretting the past notwithstanding—and the final twist is more shaggy dog than resolution. Okay for a discount rental but if you pay full price you’ll probably want to go back in time and stop yourself.

This was embarrassingly bad, so amateurish that I ended up feeling sorry for all involved. I saw Mark Duplass in Your Sister's Sister and wanted to see how he did in this, and of all the actors, he was the most adequate in terms of technique, but it still wasn't enough to make me believe this poorly constructed and directed plot.

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3304hl
Aug 24, 2015

quirky little budget flick-
No pretenses to a grander vision, just a bit of fun. It's not likely to win any awards, but it's certainly worth enjoying a nice pinot grigio while watching!

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I_am_Legend
Jul 08, 2015

A great original film by (Jurassic world director Colin Trevorrow). Totally refreshing story which you become attached to the characters.

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chronic
Mar 22, 2015

I couldn't have enjoyed this more. Quirky, warm & intelligent. I'll be surprised if this doesn't turn into a cult classic.

Quimeras Mar 17, 2015

Up to the very end, I was hoping for a logical explanation.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Jan 27, 2015

Quirky; engaging; fun. Worth watching.

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Elley
Jan 14, 2015

Fun movie worth watching. Storyline is odd and off the beaten track though it works for good entertainment. I enjoyed the acting.

SilkyNara Dec 22, 2014

Cute, but leaving lots to be desired. Hook goes nowhere.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2013

Coarse Language: The f-word is used 10 times, as well as more minor obscenities.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2013

Other: Smoking and alcohol consumption are conveyed in small amounts.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2013

Sexual Content: Sex is discussed and implied, but there is no nudity.

blfritz Jun 27, 2013

Other: One scene where a character is encouraging another to seize a sexual opportunity purely for physical reasons - basically to get sex while the opportunities are plentiful because he won't be 21 forever.

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StarGladiator
Jun 23, 2013

Other: WARNING: for the intelligent adult audiences capable of empathy and sophisticated humor.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2013

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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StefanieGeeks
Apr 24, 2013

StefanieGeeks thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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StefanieGeeks
Apr 24, 2013

Safety Not Guaranteed is about three hungry magazine writers (including the brilliant Aubrey Plaza from Parks and Rec and Jake Johnson from New Girl) who, after joking around about a funky personal ad that reads “Wanted: Someone to go back in time with me… Safety not guaranteed” decide to make the seeker the subject of their next great story. Mark Duplass plays the charmingly paranoid time traveler who might just be saner than the rest of us.

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jessadam2
Jun 20, 2013

Surprisingly good movie. I even liked the ending.....As far fetched as it was.

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