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Save the Date (2012)

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Sarah begins to confront her shortcomings after she rejects her boyfriend's hasty proposal and soon finds herself in a rebound romance. Meanwhile, her sister Beth is immersed in the details of her wedding.

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Michael Mohan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lizzy Caplan ... Sarah
Alison Brie ... Beth
Martin Starr ... Andrew
Geoffrey Arend ... Kevin
Mark Webber ... Jonathan
Melonie Diaz ... Isabelle
Timothy Busfield ... Benjie
Gigi Bermingham ... Mom
Grant Harvey ... Trevor
Devin Barry Devin Barry ... Soul Patch
Jacob Womack Jacob Womack ... Jonathan's Friend
Ray Conchado Ray Conchado ... Steppenwolf
Lauren Nash Lauren Nash ... Cute Wolfbird Fan
Kristin Slaysman ... Michelle
Robin Riker ... Aunt Mary
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Sarah begins to confront her shortcomings after she rejects her boyfriend's hasty proposal and soon finds herself in a rebound romance. Meanwhile, her sister Beth is immersed in the details of her wedding.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Martin Starr and Lizzy Caplan were both in Freaks and Geeks tv show. See more »

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Jonathan: ...And waves are crazy. I mean, being controlled by the moon, it's totally nuts.
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Some Place
Written by Nick Waterhouse
Performed by Nick Waterhouse
Courtesy of Innovative Leisure
By Arrangement with Lip Sync Music Inc
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Despite its predictability, Save the Date is an enjoyable rom-com
17 November 2012 | by patryk-czekajSee all my reviews

Though I can't deny that the film's storyline is overly clichéd and hence predictable as the story goes, I still stand by the reassuring assumption that Save the Date is one of the year's most watchable independent romantic comedies. While the film tries too hard to be fresh – and ultimately fails – it promises a perfectly laughable and heartfelt experience, making a good use of the catchy soundtrack and its cast of many promising indie-regulars. After a short conversation with Michael Mahan (during the American Film Festival in Wroclaw), the director of this picture, I rest assured that Save the Date aspires to be mostly an enjoyable and entertaining comedy and that's its unquestionable strength.

Saying that the story exemplifies a real-life one would be perhaps an overstatement, but admitting that the viewers can identify with the characters and the issues that they need to cope with would definitely be all right.

There is romance, sex, marriage, and pregnancy; there are break ups, fights, rock concerts, dances, and parties. Ironically so, the film doesn't seem dull even though it is a mash-up of all those things.

What's more, as corny as it may sound, Save the Date illustrates everything that the word 'indie' brings to mind these days: indie music, indie actors, indie dialogues (words like 'like', 'awesome', 'cool', 'dude' – you know what I mean), indie vibe even.

Save the Date is definitely not a movie for everyone. It's more of an evening-on-the-couch type of thing than a real deal, but still I would recommend it to everyone who is in need of a light-hearted kind of entertainment. Also, admirers of Lizzie Caplan will observe how she – once again – shows her true potential, gradually turning into a rom-com favorite.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobra partia See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,755, 16 December 2012

Gross USA:

$5,719

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,719
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