Save the Date
Taglines: Sisters, friends, husbands, lovers.
After an ill-timed and very public marriage proposal, fiercely independent Sarah (Lizzy Caplan) breaks up with her overeager boyfriend Kevin (Arend). Sarah turns to her sister Beth (Alison Brie) for support, but Beth is too busy obsessing over the details of her own wedding to Kevin’s band mate, Andrew (SMartin tarr).
When Sarah suddenly finds herself caught up in an intense rebound romance with the adorable Jonathan (Mark Webber), she is forced to examine her own fears of commitment and vulnerability. With honesty, heart, and humor, all five struggle with the trials, happiness, and pain of modern love. In the end Sarah must decide – is it better to stay safely single or to risk it all on love.
Save the Date is a film directed by Michael Mohan. It stars Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie. It won the Achievement Award at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
About the Story
Sisters Sarah (Lizzy Caplan) and Beth (Alison Brie) are in relationships with bandmates Andrew (Martin Starr) and Kevin (Geoffrey Arend). Beth is making plans for her wedding with Andrew. Sarah, an artist, moves in with Kevin but struggles to overcome her ambivalence. At a performance by Kevin, Sarah is approached by Jonathan (Mark Webber), who has a crush on her and has been hanging around the bookstore she manages. He decides to approach her but withdraws when he overhears she’s living with the lead singer of the band (Kevin).
Kevin, ignoring warnings from Andrew, proposes to Sarah from the stage. Overwhelmed, she moves out and gets her own apartment. She talks to Jonathan at the bookstore and a new relationship blossoms. Beth in the meantime has become obsessive about her upcoming wedding plans, causing friction with Andrew and Sarah. Sarah feels isolated when she discovers she’s pregnant and pulls away from Jonathan without explanation.
She eventually tells Beth, who seems to take it as an attempt to ruin her wedding plans. At this point Sarah has a first solo show of her work. Andrew, Kevin, and Jonathan all attend, but Beth doesn’t. The opening at the gallery acts as a catalyst, and all things come to a head.
Save the Date
Directed by: Michael Mohan
Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, Mark Webber, Geoffrey Arend, Melonie Diaz, Gigi Bermingham, Lauren Nash, Kristin Slaysman
Screenplay by: Jeffrey Brown, Michael Mohan, Egan Reich
Production Design by: Cindy Chao, Michele Yu
Cinematography by: Elisha Christian
Film Editing by: Christian Masini
Costume Design by: Mirren Gordon-Crozier
Set Decoration by: Ann Hadlock
Music by: Hrishikesh Hirway
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, language and brief drug use.
Studio: IFC Films
Release Date: December 14, 2012