The first trailer and poster surfaced at the end of March, and if you haven’t seen them yet, I’d highly recommend taking a look now.
I caught the film at Sundance London and fell in love with the film from the very start – you can read my review of the film here (it earns every one of its five stars) – and I’m really hoping that it will get a UK release, because I can’t wait to watch it again.
A great new clip has surfaced online, courtesy of PopSugar, featuring two of the leading cast, Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass.
“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.”
Colin Trevorrow makes his feature directorial debut, directing from a script by Derek Connolly (also making his feature debut), and the two are clearly some of the most talented filmmakers in the independent film industry working at the moment.
The supporting cast also features the likes of Jake M. Johnson (New Girl), Karan Soni, Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), and Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and everybody is absolutely on top form here.
Safety Not Guaranteed will be getting a limited release in the US on 8th June – you can head to the film’s official Facebook page to see if it’s playing in your city. And if you’re reading this in LA, they’re giving away three pairs of tickets to see it at USC’s Ray Stark Filmy Theatre, and you really can’t turn down the chance to see one of the year’s best movies for free – just click here to enter!
As yet, the film doesn’t have a release date scheduled for the UK, but here’s to hoping it’s just a matter of time. By my estimates, everyone in the screening (which, incidentally, included Stephen Merchant) on its first night at Sundance London loved it, so hopefully there were some distributors in the room taking note. We’ll definitely be keeping you updated on everything that surfaces about the film, so keep your eyes peeled. More as we get it.