Written June 09, 2012
This fillm grows on you moment by moment. The acting is excellent, the story is very unusual and compelling, and the end I must keep a secret! The movie is about a a couple of young adults who are checking out a man who claims to be building a time machine to go back in time. The film keeps us all curious, mystified, very interested, and entertained, drawing us in deeper and deeper and making us like the trip a great deal. That is what a compelling film like this does which has very good, natural actors in it who fulfill there prospective roles very well with honesty and integrity. There is humor, pathos, confusion, conflict, and mystery throughout, which makes the audience more and more interested at every small revelation. There are a few excellent subplots since all 3 lead characters have needs and histories which keep getting the audience more involved and curious and mystified as to where it is all going This is a very, very good, entertaining, touching and beautiful mystery.
Written June 11, 2012
This is a surprisingly sweet and funny film with great performances from Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson. This was a hit at Sundance and SXSW and for good reason. If you're looking for a feel-good alternative to the Summer blockbusters. Check. This. Out.
Written June 19, 2012
A true indy film about relationships and about fitting in (the protagonists are people who both feel very different from everyone else) that is sweet and low-key. The time travel element isn't at all what it most likely would be if this were a Hollywood film. It's original and surprising.
Written August 29, 2014
I like the artsy movies and this one is a winner. So different and fresh unlike all the regular movies out there. It kept you thinking and was fresh and appealing. Go see it!!!
Written July 06, 2012
I went in to see "Safety Not Guaranteed" with my expectations raised based only on the positive buzz. I'd read a few Fandango user reviews and seen the poster with the little indie film accolades. I just figured it would be a pleasant way to kill an hour and a half away from work.*
I loved this movie. It's sweet and funny, often hilarious, and I've never seen anything quite like it. I cannot wait to own it on DVD.
*I should mention, however, that I would merrily guzzle Aubrey Plaza's bath water.