Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
Critic Consensus: Safety Not Guaranteed's ostensibly modest ambitions are outmatched by the movie's strong performances, beguiling charm, and heartfelt story.
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Critic Reviews for Safety Not Guaranteed
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.
How do you incorporate a science-fiction element in a low-budget indie production? For answers, see the engaging new comedy Safety Not Guaranteed...
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.
"Safety" can't sustain its own offbeat energy. By the end, even Aubrey Plaza would roll her eyes at it.
"Safety Not Guaranteed" is eccentric enough to get mistaken for an uplifting fantasy, but it's Plaza who belongs in the penthouse.
Audience Reviews for Safety Not Guaranteed
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 based in Sci-Fi as it sounds, but can rely on great performances and interesting characters. Unfortunately the ending comes a little sudden, while you would have loved to follow those characters around a little longer. No wonder director Trevorrow went on to much bigger films soon after this.
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 one reporter and two interns to look into it. What's really up for grabs though is the idea that all of us have the experience of the-one-that-got-away, the regret inherent with that, and the consideration: would we go back if we could? It's a personality piece cause that's what keeps us in the tale, the personalities involved, and not the time travel angle at all. It's not bad at all.
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 as I really feared it was going to turn out the other way and I si didn't want it to. Yes, this movie got me to care!
Safety Not Guaranteed Quotes
|Darius:||There's no sense in nonsense, especially when the heat's hot.|
|Kenneth:||You ever face certain death?|
|Darius:||If it was so certain, I wouldnt be here, would I?|
|Darius:||Do you sell guns here?|
|Kenneth:||What kind of guns?|
|Darius:||I don't know. Something sexy, and affordable, with killing power.|
|Kenneth:||You should try C&R Guns in Welkins. The state of Washington does not allow the sale of firearms on the business premises of a grocer.|
|Darius:||Hmm. What about those thingies, with the spikey ball at the end of the chain...thingies, you know, do you have those?|
|Kenneth:||What exactly is the intended use? Is there a pest problem or hunting?|
|Darius:||Well if your ad had been written properly I might have a better idea of what I need.|
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