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Save The Date Reviews

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Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
January 26, 2012
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.
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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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December 13, 2012
A merely adequate addition to the raft of romantic comedies for those pushing 30 without adult lives to call their own.
Kirk Honeycutt
December 12, 2012
'Save the Date' traffics in the most banal situations and whiny characters imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Robert Levin
December 27, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
December 28, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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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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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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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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John Anderson
January 30, 2012
Calculated quirkiness and cartoonish characterizations make Save the Date shallow enough to be a sitcom pilot.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
December 5, 2012
A basically plotless, made-for-millennials rom-com ...
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
December 12, 2012
What's worst about the film is how it appropriates its main character's noncommittal selfishness to support its own quaint, anti-establishment themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
December 11, 2012
Yet another unfocused movie about generic relationship quandaries.
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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
Jason Bailey
January 26, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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.
Cory Everett
The Playlist
July 10, 2013
Light in tone without being insubstantial, this is what more romantic comedies should aspire to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Meredith Borders
April 3, 2013
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.
Chase Whale
December 13, 2012
A pleasing sophomore feature from Sundance alum Michael Mohan
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
December 14, 2012
With irrepressibly appealing performers playing flawed characters, he strikes a chord that resonates, even if some of the notes are a bit familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.2/10
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