A relatively straightforward example of its genre, one that's distinguished from the pack primarily by the appeal of its two female stars.
A basically plotless, made-for-millennials rom-com ...
| Original Score: C
After so much emotional dishonesty inherent in Sundance films like Hello I Must Be Going and Celeste & Jesse Forever, Save the Date had a welcome air of truth about it.
| Original Score: 3/4
Just gets it right. The tone is kind and sympathetic but juicy with drama and tension breaking comedy.
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.
Despite a strong comedic cast, the film isn't particularly funny. Save the Date is a typical Sundance romance that doesn't ever set itself apart from its brethren.
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-