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Safety Not Guaranteed
From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine - 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. Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Plaza and Duplass are enormously watchable, and there's a sweet sadness in the movie's focus on lost dreams and missed chances, and the truism that we all long for a time machine every once in a while."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
""Safety Not Guaranteed" is eccentric enough to get mistaken for an uplifting fantasy, but it's Plaza who belongs in the penthouse."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"It's just about everything you'd want in a summer movie, combining elements of romance, science fiction and comedy juiced with an element of frat-boy attitude."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Time travel and unexpected love combine for one of the best films of the year."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"A human drama with some good laughs, winningly performed, and never predictable."
‑ Russell Lewin, SFX Magazine
"Safety Not Guaranteed is droll and hilarious, but there isn't a cheap laugh in it, and the ending is so perfect it sends you soaring."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Neatly, the script embarks on one journey while dangling the possibility of another: the prospect of taking a sudden leap from comic reality into the realm of pure imagination."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED sticks the landing."
‑ Meredith Borders, Badass Digest
"If you like your science-fiction lo-fi, and your coming of age parables with a handy technological metaphor at their core, Colin Trevorrow's Safety Not Guaranteed is the movie you've been waiting for."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"[It] can be comic, tragic, mundane or something weirdly transcendental."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
""Safety" can't sustain its own offbeat energy. By the end, even Aubrey Plaza would roll her eyes at it."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
""Safety Not Guaranteed" is most vibrant and vital at its edges, in the way that the characters interact with each other while waiting for something to happen."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Bouncing back and forth between belief and incredulity, the film weaves an engaging story about love, time travel and the importance of looking beyond the obvious."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"The film is obviously low-budget but has a smart script and a real feeling for those who would like to turn back the clock. Its modesty on the whole becomes it, and Plaza is a real find."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Shows you don't need much more than a good script to make a decent film - even if said script involves time travel."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
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