Light in tone without being insubstantial, this is what more romantic comedies should aspire to be.
| Original Score: B
SAVE THE DATE is a mature, refreshingly honest portrait of relationships - between lovers, family members and friends - that never fails to deliver humor and insight.
Slumbers through routine conflicts, often in the dullest manner imaginable, refusing the lure of a snappy pace to wallow in poor communication contests that grow intolerable.
| Original Score: D+
There's a finely-tuned sense of how difficult it can be to live life on your own terms, but the film so resolutely adheres to indie conventions it's hard to take seriously.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
With irrepressibly appealing performers playing flawed characters, he strikes a chord that resonates, even if some of the notes are a bit familiar.
| Original Score: 7.2/10
Racy romcom has realistic characters but needs more plot.
| Original Score: 3/5
Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie lend the lightweight rom-com "Save the Date" more than its fair share of watchability. But the film is never truly interesting.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Manages its modest pleasures because of its likable cast.
| Original Score: 7/10
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
[It] may sound like Sitcomland, but Mr. Mohan's sensibility - visually, comically, in terms of character - is more naturalistic, more Sundance. It's just not particularly sharp.
A pleasing sophomore feature from Sundance alum Michael Mohan
A merely adequate addition to the raft of romantic comedies for those pushing 30 without adult lives to call their own.
Save the Date is romantic comedy with aspirations to do something new. That's admirable but it isn't enough.
An easygoing romance you might enjoy, despite the fact that you never need to see it again.
Save the Date ... is appealingly ambivalent about whether growing up is really such a great idea.
Save The Date's achievements are modest-it could be funnier and more affecting, and it ends with a shrug-but the film is wise about sibling relationships, the uncertainty of youth, and smaller matters ...
What's worst about the film is how it appropriates its main character's noncommittal selfishness to support its own quaint, anti-establishment themes.
| Original Score: 1/4
'Save the Date' traffics in the most banal situations and whiny characters imaginable.
| Original Score: 3
Date works best as a collection of winsome, unconnected vignettes; its ideal distribution model would be piece by piece on YouTube.
| Original Score: 2/5
Yet another unfocused movie about generic relationship quandaries.