Save the Date

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Dec 17, 2012
    Save the Date works best when it's getting under your skin, and it does that when it's capturing the queasy halfway point - part sadistic, part bittersweet - of still loving somebody while trying to move on to someone new. It's a kind of subtlety that movies, especially American movies, rarely do well, but this quietly unassuming, secretly brilliant little charmer nails it.
  2. Reviewed by: Mary Pols
    Dec 13, 2012
    A slim but likeable little romantic comedy that feels like a sweeter cousin of HBO's Girls.
  3. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Dec 14, 2012
    Mohan's film may not manage anything out of the ordinary, but it does present a convincingly contemporary depiction of relationships and dating when the goalposts have been moved, or when we're at least trying to pretend they have.
  4. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Dec 5, 2012
    Everyone in the cast (including Geoffrey Arend, Mark Webber, and Caplan's Party Down colleague Martin Starr) is talented enough to deserve a stronger story line than this.
  5. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Dec 14, 2012
    While Caplan works well in theory as an antiromantic-comedy heroine, director and co-screenwriter Michael Mohan just doesn't give her enough to do.
  6. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Dec 13, 2012
    Save the Date has the vapid, beige feel of an off-the-peg product made to exploit a niche market rather than a film with something on its mind about what it means to make the jump from youth to adulthood today.
  7. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Dec 12, 2012
    What's worst about the film is how it appropriates its main character's noncommittal selfishness to support its own quaint, anti-establishment themes.

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