Blu-ray Review: ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ Embraces Quirky Characters

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CHICAGO – Colin Treverrow’s “Safety Not Guaranteed” is one of the most consistently enjoyable and clever films of 2012. With a script that walks a tonal tightrope and a spectacular ensemble, this is the kind of smart, quirky, unexpected comedy that one hopes for when they stray from the beaten path of the Hollywood movie. It was a wonderful Summer movie alternative that should have an even-bigger life on Blu-ray.

HollywoodChicago.com Blu-ray rating: 4.0/5.0
Rating: 4.0/5.0

The increasingly interesting Mark Duplass of “The League” stars as an outsider who takes out an ad for a companion in time travel. The journalists who stumble upon him thinking he’ll make an interesting story become increasingly fascinated and a romantic subplot even develops with the wonderful Aubrey Plaza, who gives one of the most delightful performances of the year. “Safety Not Guaranteed” is constantly surprising, all the way up to the ballsiest ending of 2012. Don’t miss it.

Sadly, the Blu-ray release leaves a lot to be desired with little in the way of bonus material.

Safety Not Guaranteed was released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 30, 2012
Safety Not Guaranteed was released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 30, 2012
Photo credit: Sony

Synopsis:

StarClick here to buy “Safety Not Guaranteed”

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.

Special Features:
o A Movie Making Mission
o The Ad Behind the Movie

“Safety Not Guaranteed” stars Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, and Jake Johnson. It was released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 30, 2012.

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
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brian@hollywoodchicago.com

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