Every generation seems to have its movie about the pitfalls of love and the danger of commitment. The ’70’s had Ryan O’Neal’s Love Story, the ’80s had John Cusack’s Say Anything and the ’90s had Ben Stiller’s Reality Bites. These films might seem as if they’re simply cashing in on an age group’s ambivalence about life and relationships, but even if that’s true, it doesn’t make them bad films.
There’s a pretty good contender for this generation’s version of that type of picture in the form of Save the Date. Here’s the plot, according to /Film:
After an ill-timed and very public marriage proposal, fiercely independent Sarah (Lizzy Caplan) breaks up with her overeager boyfriend Kevin (Geoffrey 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 bandmate, Andrew (Martin Starr). 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.
It looks like it could break toward either cliche or inspired. Watch the trailer below and make up your mind for yourself.