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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 ... 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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sisters friends husbands lovers

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobra partia See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,755, 16 December 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,755, 16 December 2012
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Beth: How are you going to take care of another human being when you can barely take care of a cat?
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Honey
Written by Ed Upton
Performed by DMX Krew
Courtesy of Rephlex Records
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Kaplan says so much without saying a lot
13 December 2012 | by bob_megSee all my reviews

It's interesting how long Save the Date has been available on PPV and it's only earned a few reviews. I think this movie will do well on wide release, but it's likely to polarize audiences...I can see people either loving or hating it.

It's far from the traditional RomCom that pleases everyone, but for those who've been through their share of relationship hells and heavens, you'll find a lot to relate to here, and the beauty of Save the Date is that it does it in a chillingly realistic, yet touching way.

Much of this understatement is played with an almost desperate intensity by Lizzy Kaplan, in what many have termed a breakthrough performance (it is). She plays Sarah, a manager of a small bookshop who's pretty much "along for the ride" dating band leader Kevin (Geoff Arend). They seem content enough, yet there are small clues early in the film that something is "off", and when Sarah's best friend (the bubbly Allison Brie) is given a ring by Kevin's drummer (an overdue part in the limelight for the hilarious Martin Starr), it prompts Kevin to do something truly morityfing --- mortifying, that is, if you DON'T want it to happen: he proposes to Sarah in front of a crowded bar band audience and she chokes, a hundred camera phone close by to broadcast the humiliation for weeks to come on You Tube.

The majority of the film follows Sarah as she rebounds to a relationship with good guy Johnathan (Mark Webber) and struggles with a lot of very esoteric issues NOT usually dealt with in "light entertainment": is Sarah in love or like with Johnathan? Is she over Kevin completely? Just what is her freaking problem with commitment and intimacy, anyhow? A lot of these questions will irritate people, but they intrigued me, especially as played out by Kaplan, who is very adept at saying a lot with even the slightest gestures and facial ticks.

Add to this Brie's rock-solid true-to-life support, Martin Starr's deadpan ad-libbed one-liners, and Geoff Arrend's music (his song "Accidents" is truly a beautiful little two-minute piece of heaven) and you have a very unique human comedy that could give you something to think about, in addition to something to swoon over.


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