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Safety Not Guaranteed

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Safety Not Guaranteed
Three co-workers at a magazine seek to interview someone who placed an ad for time travel companionship.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2012
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE S
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Trevorrow, Colin 1976-, director, producer
Connolly, Derek screenwriter, producer
Turtletaub, Marc Producer
Duplass, Mark actor, producer
Plaza, Aubrey 1984-, Actor
Johnson, Jake Actor
Soni, Karan Actor
Bell, Kristen 1980-, Actor
Bergere, Jenica 1974-, Actor
Garlin, Jeff 1962-, Actor
Shelton, Lynn Actor
Rajskub, Mary Lynn 1971-, Actor
Duplass, Jay Producer
Miller, Ryan Composer
FilmDistrict (Firm)
Big Beach (Firm)
Duplass Brothers Productions
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)


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Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson and Karan Soni

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Jan 14, 2015
  • Elley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Dec 22, 2014
  • SilkyNara rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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

Nov 02, 2014
  • g_unit rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Enough off of the beaten path to be interesting ... quite enjoyable. You care about the characters (even the slimy guy, at least a little bit, by the end).

Jul 13, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Colin Trevorrow.
The story is inspired by a 1997 Backwoods Home Magazine classified ad written as a joke filler by Backwoods employee John Silveira
The AD asks for someone to accompany him in time travel.
This is supposed to be a comedy, but it isn't funny at all.
It looks rather like a serious SF movie.
I really wants to see the sequel of this film.
The back-to-the-past scene looks so real and convincing that I really wonder what will happen to the two time travellers.

Jul 05, 2014
  • hammer59 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

We are blessed that clever and unique films like this are even made and distributed. Good story and superb characters.

Jun 03, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I remember in the 90's when the ad was posted in the stranger. We had it hanging on the wall at work. What a great way to build such a wonderful heart warming (in an indi way, not a cheesy way) film. HIGHLY ENJOYED and recommended... (i'm lookin at you Library_man!!! :) )

Apr 21, 2014
  • BloomFree rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie and had no difficulty feeling there with all of the actors. The movie was fast-paced and suspenseful. I really enjoyed the personal drama -- Having liked and loved a few weirdos myself, I enjoyed the reminiscing.

Apr 20, 2014
  • ashleysears rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i liked this movie. it isn't so much about traveling back in time, as it is about 2 odd balls finding each other and falling in love slowly. and in the end they travel in time

Apr 08, 2014
  • readlisten rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A surprisingly delightful little film.

Mar 15, 2014
  • JCLElainaF rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie is a good choice if you want to laugh, nice indie alternative film though. Aubrey Plaza is basically an intern trying to make a name for herself and stumbles across an ad in a local newspaper.

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Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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

Jun 27, 2013
  • blfritz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 23, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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


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Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Apr 24, 2013
  • StefanieGeeks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

StefanieGeeks thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over


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Apr 24, 2013
  • StefanieGeeks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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Jun 20, 2013
  • jessadam2 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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

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