- Format: NTSC
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B008OHV49W
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Recommended for those who like offbeat movies such as Win Win, Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore, Art of Getting By etc
Safety not Guaranteed is a brilliant and very quirky film that is one of the most original films I've seen in a long time. Based off of a simple premise, this is a very different film and a very different love story. It is very engaging, with great characters and humour (a lot of Star Wars references, director is a big fan) taking this above and beyond your average love story. Starting off as a simple story of journalists searching down someone who wrote an ad in a newspaper looking for a partner to travel back in time with, this becomes so much more. With brilliant acting and very good direction this is a film you don't want to miss.
I very rarely say this if ever but WATCH THIS FILM!!! My heart and soul feel a little bit lighter for watching this movie.
That's the classified advert which starts off this quirky indie comedy thriller. The heroine, Darius (played by Aubrey Plaza) is one of two interns assigned to accompany cynical senior reporter Jeff (Jake Johnson) on an assignment to track down whoever placed this advert and discover the truth behind it in hopes of a story.
It soon becomes clear that Jeff had ulterior motives for proposing this assignment and asking for two interns to accompany him.
The journalists track down Kenneth (Mark Duplass), the man who placed the advert, but he doesn't quite appear to be what any of them had expected ...
This isn't a time-travel film, it is a film about relationships and particularly what goes through the minds of Darius and her colleagues as they try to work out whether Kenneth is a looney, a fraudster, or whether there is any chance that he really can build a time machine.
Some good acting by the relatively unknown cast, a large helping of amusing humour in the plot, but it never crosses over the line between humour and farce.
I can recommend this film if you are looking for something amusing, light, and a bit different.
All three have come to a small seaside community in search of a person who put out a classified ad looking for a partner. But not as usual with these, for romance. Rather for someone to travel through time with them.
Thinking that whoever placed the advert is crazy and thus might make a good story, the three are there to track the person down and get a magazine piece out of it.
Jeff is also there for another reason. Getting back in touch with a high school sweetheart.
When Darius manages to track down Kenneth, the man who placed the ad, she manages to gain his trust. And has to go through a series of tests to see if she is suitable to travel with him.
Kenneth seems paranoid. And thinks he's being spied on.
But an unlikely bond results.
The three are about to find that sometimes, what you get isn't what you expected. But it might be better...
The box might lead you to think this is a comedy and/or a science fiction movie. It's not really either. The time travel being but a driving force for the narrative. There are some funny moments, but those are occasional and arise out of genuine and good character interaction.
It's really a character drama. All about wanting to change the past, and the present to be different. And how you can make your life better in unexpected ways. How safety isn't guaranteed when it comes to making life changes. But how you have to make the leap.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brought this as was luckiy in first place to catch a showing on tv. Got fed up with looking for re-runs and decided to buy this copy instea. Read morePublished 1 month ago by miss sunshine
Brilliant, quirky film. Aubrey Plaza was excellent, as were the rest of the cast. All of them likeable, even the work-shy Boss. I'd definitely recommend.Published 2 months ago by Tuna King
Well I loved that. I know many people aren't going to like it. It was so off kilter. One of the actors is in New Girl (which is a collection of narcissistic creeps) in that you are... Read morePublished 6 months ago by tiredoldgit
By chance a friend of a friend of the Family in the states mentioned this so, we ordered it. Excellent little film that left us smiling!Published 7 months ago by Dafydd ap Gwilym
Really enjoyed this film. A frustrated intern goes to investigate an advert for a time travellers assistant and discovers answers to her own problems.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer