Save The Date Reviews

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
December 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
December 13, 2012
[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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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December 13, 2012
A merely adequate addition to the raft of romantic comedies for those pushing 30 without adult lives to call their own.
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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
December 13, 2012
Save the Date is romantic comedy with aspirations to do something new. That's admirable but it isn't enough.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 13, 2012
An easygoing romance you might enjoy, despite the fact that you never need to see it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dan Kois
Slate
December 13, 2012
Save the Date ... is appealingly ambivalent about whether growing up is really such a great idea.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
December 13, 2012
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 ...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Sam Adams
Time Out
December 11, 2012
Date works best as a collection of winsome, unconnected vignettes; its ideal distribution model would be piece by piece on YouTube.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
December 11, 2012
Yet another unfocused movie about generic relationship quandaries.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
December 5, 2012
A basically plotless, made-for-millennials rom-com ...
Full Review | Original Score: C
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John Anderson
Variety
January 30, 2012
Calculated quirkiness and cartoonish characterizations make Save the Date shallow enough to be a sitcom pilot.
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
January 26, 2012
You won't be missing much if you can't keep your calendar open for this lightweight comedy.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
January 24, 2012
Smart, funny, sexy, sad and refreshingly devoid of clichés, Save The Date occupies a higher evolutionary plane than most other wedding-themed romantic comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: A-