The film made its brilliant debut at Sundance in January, and was then selected to come to our shores back in April for the first Sundance London – you can read our five-star review here.
For a long time, we thought it wouldn’t be getting a theatrical release in the UK, but having had a strong summer run in US theatres, the film is officially set for a Boxing Day release in the UK, and now Vertigo have sent over the UK trailer, along with a great new image.
“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.”
Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass take the lead of a great cast, with Jake M. Johnson, Karan Soni, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Jeff Garlin completing the cast nicely.
Colin Trevorrow makes one of the most memorable directorial debuts in recent memory, with a script by fellow newcomer Derek Connolly. We also heard back in June that the duo will reunite for their next project, The Ambassadors, and I can’t wait to see how that unfolds.
This new trailer is essentially the same as the US version which surfaced back in the spring, but it’s brilliant to see 100% official confirmation that it will be getting a theatrical release here this year, and I can’t wait to see it again.
Safety Not Guaranteed will be released in the UK on 26th December, and I can’t recommend enough how much you should see it when it lands. I’ve already made plans to set aside Boxing Day evening to go see it on the big screen, and I hope you’ll join me. For now, here’s the brilliant trailer, followed by a new hi-res look at Duplass in the film’s iconic car. Enjoy.