Safety Not Guaranteed Synopsis
A magazine intern (Aubrey Plaza) befriends a guy (Mark Duplass) who aspires to travel back in time.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's equally endearing as a sweetly funny romance between two likable oddballs and as a low-tech time-travel thriller, and has something...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Safety Not Guaranteed not only has dialogue that's about something, but characters who have some depth and dimension.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Aubrey Plaza proves she can carry a film with this multiplex-friendly comedy about time travel.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Delightful proof that money and fame have nothing on ingenuity and wit, Safety Not Guaranteed is worth a million meaningless blockbusters.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Director Colin Trevorrow and writer Derek Connolly keep the film humming with funny and touching surprises. And Plaza is a flat-out...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's brisk and assured and never begs the audience's indulgence. No time is wasted. The movie is, at every moment, either funny or pushing...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's about time: Aubrey Plaza gets her own movie!
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Safety Not Guaranteed is a fable of ''redemption,'' and it's too tidy by half, but it is also very sweetly told.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The final scenes deliver a payoff worthy of the film's scrappy optimism, but that may not be the reason you walk out of the theater on a...
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Safety Not Guaranteed is permeated with that aura of unfocused melancholy common to so many indies these days -- what are we all so damn...
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A Treat for the Mind, Heart and Spirit

By jzactor
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...

Loved it

By lauire from New Fairfield
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!!!...


By Billyray75
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...

Charming little film

By moviefanster98
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...

Loved it!

By nasyajade
restored my faith in movies. witty, cute, keeps you pulled in. loved it, want to see it again. wish it was playing everywhere instead of select theaters....

A Wonderful Surprise

By Baldowl
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. ...

Great film

By RobynAllegra
I thought the film was excellent. Well-written and well-directed, good music and great cast. Mark Duplass' Kenneth was likable and believable. Aubrey Plaza's Darius was fun to watch and figure out....

Quality not expected

By Madman007
I went to this movie only knowing Aubrey Plaza from Parks & Recreations and Mark Duplass from Your Sister's Sister. I knew some of the plot from the trailer but I took the Time Travel aspect with a...

Safety Not Guaranteed, but great story and performances are!

By raggson
After seeing the trailer for Safety Not Guaranteed, it looked like a great concept with an excellent cast. However, I did fear that it would fall victim to the trend of indie-style hipster movies...

Clever and Quirky

By wingoz
Don't be fooled by the trailers you'll see. This is not only a road-trip adventure, it is a sweet romantic comedy with a little mystery thrown in - a little something for everyone. Each character...

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Rated R | For Some Sexual References and Language
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