Safety Not Guaranteed

Whilst Darius’ boss, Jeff, and Kenneth, the would-be time traveller (Mark Duplass), are given suitable depth, Arnau is nothing more than a one joke stereotype. As the standard ‘geeky Indian student/virgin’, it’s something we’ve seen before, and he isn’t even given an interesting character arc throughout the course of the film.
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Not Suitable for Children

There are some narrative beats that don’t quite ring true – ones that feel like they’re simply conforming to the romcom standard rather than occurring organically – but these are fleeting and don’t sully the rest of the film. This is director Peter Templeman’s first feature, but he’s a veteran of TV and short films and it shows.
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