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Save the Date 2012 NR CC

3.8 out of 5 stars (39) IMDb 5.7/10

Lizzy Caplan & Alison Brie star in a romantic comedy about two very different sisters, and their adventures in love, lust and a race to the altar.

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Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie
Runtime:
1 hour, 37 minutes

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Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Michael Mohan
Starring Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie
Supporting actors Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend, Mark Webber, Melonie Diaz, Timothy Busfield, Gigi Bermingham, Grant Harvey, Devin Barry, Jacob Womack, Ray Conchado, Lauren Nash, Kristin Slaysman, Robin Riker, Kristen Riley, Elizabeth Ho, Jessica Morris, Rich Cooper, Carlease Burke
Studio IFC Films
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Lizzy Caplan steals your heart as a complex, self gaurded 30something who has love thrown at her when it's the farthest thing she wants. She most choose between the love she has become comfortable with, and the rebound guy turned soulmate. As well as her sister's (Alison Brie) wedding witch she feels obligated to help with. Great performances from Mark Webber, Geoffrey Arend and Martin Starr also.
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Save the Date is a sweet and yet serious indie flick about two sisters who are as different as night and day. Sarah is terrified of commitment (Lizzy Caplan) and Beth (Alison Brie) is happily engaged. Sarah's live-in boyfriend proposes to her in a very public setting and she breaks up with him, and immediately begins a sexual relationship with Jonathan (Mark Webber). Beth is cynical about Sarah's new situation, she feels her sister is just passing time and is afraid to take risks in her safe little world. I thought Lizzy Caplan and Mark Webber have intense and wonderful chemistry, and I also thought Caplan's performance was heartbreaking and electric, this is the best I've ever seen her. Save the Date is a great film, it's not for everyone but if you're a fan of indie flicks then this one is for you. Enjoy!
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Early on in Michael Mohan's keenly observed film -- in fact, in the first shot -- we see our protagonist Sarah hunched over a table in the bookstore she manages, drawing Save the Date cards for her sister Beth's impending wedding, when the ding of the "Ring Bell for Service" bell pulls her and her attentions up from her sketchbook. More than just slyly introduce the title of the film, this brief scene actually sets up the entire conflict at the heart of Mohan's film, that of the individual juggling the obligations of work, family, and self.

As played by Lizzy Caplan, Sarah is aloof on top and a jumbled bag of conflicting emotions underneath. Despite personal reservations, she is moving in with her boyfriend Kevin (Geoffrey Arend), who is in a band with her sister's fiancé Andrew (Martin Starr). Alison Brie plays Sarah's sister Beth with an air of lightly affected conviction to the superiority of her own judgment; she chalks up Sarah's reticence to immaturity, telling her, "it's time to grow up."

Beth represents two hurdles for Sarah. In addition to being Sarah's sister, with all of the familial obligations entailed therein, she also embodies the straight-world, grown-up deference to consensus that Sarah, as an artist and as an individual, rails so intently against. "This whole thing feels very... practical," she laments about moving in with Kevin, with resignation. Beth, on the other hand, is incapable of seeing "practical" as a pejorative; she is fussy and fastidious with her time, her money, and her emotions. To Brie's credit, Beth never exhibits any malice or indifference -- she means well, but has simply allowed the onus of responsibility to rest too strongly upon her.
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Awesome performance by Lizzy Caplan! This has just enough indie appeal to make it thoughtful and realistic, but not so much where you're annoyed by depressing stark reality. Funny and appealing, it's a nice change from big studio productions.
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I like Lizzy Caplan a lot and enjoyed the story between sisters here. Overall, a pretty good movie, although I didn't love the ending.
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A real film about how life sort of just happens. very relatable story and characters. The story plays out like events would in life and that was what made this movie so great. if you enjoy stories that are more realistic then this is for yo Lizzy Caplan and Alison Bree are stellar and you will fall in love with them. The dialogue is key in this film so enjoy and pay attention. i will say the last scene wasnt my favorite but the rest of the story makes up for it
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I rented the movie with some of my girlfriends and really enjoyed it... so did they. There are some funny parts but to me it is just a well done movie. It's sort of a romance but has some seriously hilarious parts. I'm not a fan of a lot of romantic movies (hated the Notebook, etc.) but this has a different feel. Feels more real to me. I'm going to rent it again with another group of girlfriends.
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I thought this was a really good movie. It was real and honest, unlike most romantic comedies. Sisters don't always get along, and sometimes it takes a little longer for them to come around/be there for one another than it should. The girl is not always the one running after the boy. Not your typical romantic comedy - a little "darker"...but that's part of why it was so good. I really liked it.
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