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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.

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Lauren Carlos ...
Young Darius
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Restaurant Manager
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Bridget
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William Hall Jr. ...
Shannon
Alice Hung ...
Shift Manager
Hassan Cristos Messiah ...
Boyfriend in Car (as Hassan 'Cristos' Messiah)
Keli Schurman-Darby ...
Girlfriend in Car
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Liz
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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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What would you change if you could go back? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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18 October 2012 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

I asfaleia sas den einai eggyimeni  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$97,762 (USA) (10 June 2012)

Gross:

$4,010,957 (USA) (18 October 2012)
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The location in the ad (1557 4TH Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B1) is now an RCMP Municipal Facility. See more »

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When Kenneth and Darius are at the camp and Darius asks what kind of musical instrument Kenneth has, he responds that the instrument is a zither. The instrument they are using is a mountain, or Appalachian, dulcimer. Mountain dulcimers do fall into the general zither category, but typically when people refer to zithers they mean instruments that have shorter scale lengths and many more strings, or courses, than mountain dulcimers. Calling a dulcimer a zither is like calling a viola or cello a violin simply because they fall into the general "violin family" category. See more »

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[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 »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Written by Ryan Miller, Adam Gardner, Brian Rosenworcel and Joe Pisapia
Performed by Guster
Courtesy of Aware/Universal Records
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The title is the most interesting thing about this movie
17 June 2013 | by See 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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