Safety Not Guaranteed
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 8, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2012
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Safety Not Guaranteed's ostensibly modest ambitions are outmatched by the movie's strong performances, beguiling charm, and heartfelt story.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"Safety" can't sustain its own offbeat energy. By the end, even Aubrey Plaza would roll her eyes at it.

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J. Olson

Plaza and Duplass do great, believable work, and it's a debut that both writer (Connolly) and director (Trevorrow) can proudly hang their hats on.

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Leonard Maltin

How do you incorporate a science-fiction element in a low-budget indie production? For answers, see the engaging new comedy Safety Not Guaranteed...

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Safety Not Guaranteed" is eccentric enough to get mistaken for an uplifting fantasy, but it's Plaza who belongs in the penthouse.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

What garbage cinematography! I'd gladly donate $10 to buy them an [expletive] tripod.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Extremely amusing, entertaining and quirky comedy about reporters following the story of a man searching for an aide in time travelling. That's not as much… More
Carlos Magalh„es
An adorable indie movie with charming characters (Plaza and Duplass have a great chemistry together), but it almost gets ruined by how Jeff's subplot is… More
Kevin M. Williams
A personality piece of a sci-fi story: a guy advertises for a partner to go time traveling with. An indie rag decides to look into the possible story by sending… More
Alex roy
Safety Not Guaranteed manages to a highly entertaining comedy drama film with a terrific story and wonderful cast of actors. Here we have a film that has a well… More
Nicki Marie
Got to admit, nearly gave up on this early on. Glad I persevered. Strange little movie about an unlikely pair getting together. I was so happy with the ending… More
Alice Shen
Since I saw this movie before I started watching "Parks & Recreation," I really dug Aubrey Plaza's ever-present sideways glower and… More