Save The Date

2012

Save The Date

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

47%

TOMATOMETER

Reviews Counted: 30

36%
liked it

Audience Score

User Ratings: 4,306

TOMATOMETER

N/A
All Critics | Top Critics
Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0

AUDIENCE SCORE

36%
Average Rating: 3/5

You may have noticed some of the recent changes we have made. To read more about what we’ve been working on behind the scenes, please check out our new RT Product Blog here.


Want to See

Add Rating
My Rating    

Save The Date Photos

Movie Info

After an ill-timed and very public marriage proposal, fiercely independent Sarah breaks up with her overeager boyfriend Kevin. Sarah turns to her sister Beth for support, but Beth is too busy obsessing over the details of her own wedding to Kevin's band mate, Andrew. When Sarah suddenly finds herself caught up in an intense rebound romance with the adorable Jonathan, she is forced to examine her own fears of commitment and vulnerability. With honesty, heart, and humor, all five struggle with the trials, happiness, and pain of modern love. In the end Sarah must decide - is it better to stay safely single or to risk it all on love?

Watch it now

Cast

News & Interviews for Save The Date

Critic Reviews for Save The Date

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (14)

  • 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.

    Dec 14, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Dec 14, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • [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.

    Dec 13, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A merely adequate addition to the raft of romantic comedies for those pushing 30 without adult lives to call their own.

    Dec 13, 2012 | Full Review…

    Ella Taylor

    NPR
    Top Critic
  • Save the Date is romantic comedy with aspirations to do something new. That's admirable but it isn't enough.

    Dec 13, 2012 | Full Review…
  • An easygoing romance you might enjoy, despite the fact that you never need to see it again.

    Dec 13, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Save The Date

Here are my biases in order of importance: Anything that Lizzie Caplan touches I think is golden, I love independent film conventions even if they are clichéd and disorganized, and stories that revolve around relationships starring anti-heroines make me swoon. All right, let's move past that, so we can get into the meat and bones of this romantic dramedy from director Michael Mohan. Read more at http://www.bluefairyblog.com/reviews/2015/4/8/save-the-date

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

I am a big fan of Indie films, and a fan of Lizzy Caplan..so maybe I am biased, but I enjoyed this. I found this charming, and enjoyed the storyline, lovely drawings, and fun music. I am glad that I ignored some of the bad reviews on this one. I would have missed out on a nice little movie...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie are 2 good reasons to see this film. They both shine here. They have a great on screen chemistry as sisters. Lizzy Caplan has come such a long way, since her performance in Mean Girls. I like seeing Lizzy in roles like this. The film reminded me of movies like 500 Days of Summer, The 5 Year Engagement, Julie and Julia, Working Girl, and Bridesmaids. The film is well written and great dialog. My problem with the film, is that I thought a lot of the men actors in the film were miscast. I didn't think Lizzy had a good on screen with either Mark Webber or Geoffrey Arend. Also Alison didn't have a good on screen chemistry with Martin Starr. On a positive, Timothy Busfield was good in his supporting role. Despite the miscastings, I still recommend this film, especially for the performances of Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie.

Sol C
Sol C

Super Reviewer

½

In "Save the Date," Sarah(Lizzy Caplan), a bookstore manager and artist, is moving in her with rock musician boyfriend Kevin(Geoffrey Arend) after dating for two years. Her sister Beth(Alison Brie) is happy at her cohabitating for the first time. However, Beth and her fiance, Andrew(Martin Starr), Kevin's bandmate and friend, are gravely worried about him possibly proposing marriage which might be pushing his luck too far. And after a great show, and about to go on tour for a month, that's exactly what Kevin does with Lizzie caught in the headlights with the entire audience looking on... Some times you can tell a lot by how a movie starts. In the case of the alternately touching and funny "Save the Date," it signals a certain intelligence with its bookstore entrance and does not disappoint throughout with its unpredictable rhythm that is kind of like real life with a neat use of camerawork that especially extends to close-ups. That extends to how perceptive it is about family, friends and relationships, centered around Sarah who is just trying to figure out what she wants out of life while resisting pressure which I can certainly sympathize with.

Walter M.
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

Save The Date Quotes

News & Features