Save The Date (2012) - Review

by - January 01, 2019



Synopsis: After breaking up with her boyfriend shortly after moving in with him, bookstore owner Sarah (Lizzy Caplan) finds herself enjoying a rebound romance that comes with its own set of complications. Meanwhile, her sister, Beth (Alison Brie), is experiencing her own set of relationship woes as she plans her wedding.

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Despite finding Sarah fairly unlikeable, I did enjoy this indie romance...to an extent. The saving grace for me was the performances by Brie and Martin Starr, both of whom I could watch in just about anything. I found their relationship struggles while planning a wedding more relatable and honestly more interesting than Sarah's problems. Sarah's public rejection of her rocker boyfriend's proposal was cringe-worthy enough, but then she jumps into an immediate relationship with a marine biologist (Mark Webber) without much guilt or reflection over how she treated her ex (who was refreshingly not a complete idiot).

I could feel the film's effort to be quirky and different but there is nothing overly memorable about Save The Date. If anything, it suffers from a lack of likable characters and originality. Lizzy Caplan fails as the manic pixie dream girl and instead just comes across as a selfish commitment-phobe. By the end of the movie, I was pretty convinced that both of her beaus in this movie deserved better.

Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Mark Webber, Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend
Directed by: Michael Mohan
Rated: R
Watched: 07.01.2018
Fun Facts: Martin Starr and Lizzy Caplan both starred on Freaks and Geeks.
Notable Song: I'm Just A Wolfbird by Geoffrey Arend and Martin Starr
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