Safety Not Guaranteed

2012

Safety Not Guaranteed

Critics Consensus

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

90%

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Total Count: 143
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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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  • 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.

    Jan 4, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • his time-travel romcom wastes lead Aubrey Plaza and dithers until its geek-pandering finale.

    Dec 27, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

    Guardian
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  • Few films so gloriously live up to their potential.

    Dec 26, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Dec 18, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • How do you incorporate a science-fiction element in a low-budget indie production? For answers, see the engaging new comedy Safety Not Guaranteed...

    Nov 2, 2012 | Full Review…
  • The film balances the extraordinary and ordinary with great aplomb, and Duplass and Plaza give beautifully judged performances.

    Oct 18, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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