With phenomenal performances from Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass in the leads, the film debuted at Sundance back in January – you can read our five-star review here from Sundance London – and was released in the US over the summer to brilliant box office numbers.
For a long time, we thought it wouldn’t be getting a release on our shores, but then Vertigo Films did us all a huge favour and secured its UK distribution for a Boxing Day release, and we will all very much be the better for it.
“From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine – 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 hes 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.”
Plaza and Duplass star alongside an excellent cast, headed up by Jake M. Johnson, Karan Soni, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jenica Bergere, and Jeff Garlin.
Colin Trevorrow makes a brilliant directorial debut, directing from a script from Derek Connolly, who also makes a fantastic debut as a writer. The duo are set to re-team for The Ambassadors, and I can’t wait to see what they bring us next.
Safety Not Guaranteed will be released in the UK on 26th December, which can’t come fast enough, and is now available on DVD/Blu-ray in the US. I’ve already set aside my Boxing Day evening to head out to the cinema to see it, and I hope you’ll all do the same. For now, here’s the great new poster, which you can click through to enlarge.