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
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 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.
| Original Score: 3/5
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 ...
| Original Score: B
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.
A basically plotless, made-for-millennials rom-com ...
| Original Score: C
Calculated quirkiness and cartoonish characterizations make Save the Date shallow enough to be a sitcom pilot.
You won't be missing much if you can't keep your calendar open for this lightweight comedy.
Smart, funny, sexy, sad and refreshingly devoid of clichés, Save The Date occupies a higher evolutionary plane than most other wedding-themed romantic comedies.
| Original Score: A-