Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Save Yourselves! (2020)

Streaming Services: Hulu
Movie Name/Year: Save Yourselves! (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Length: 93 minutes
Rating: R
Production/Distribution: Keshet Studios, Last Rodeo Studios, Washington Square Films, levelFILM, Bleecker Street Media
Director: Alex Huston Fischer, Eleanor Wilson
Writer: Alex Huston Fischer, Eleanor Wilson
Actors: Sunita Mani, John Reynolds, Ben Sinclair, John Early, Jo Firestone, Gary Richardson, Johanna Day, Zenobia Shroff, Amy Sedaris, Stephen Koepfer
Blurb from IMDb: A young Brooklyn couple heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack.

Selina’s Point of View:
I was really enjoying this film. I thought the relationship between the main characters was interesting. I liked the idea of experiencing an alien invasion from the furthest outskirts instead of the epicenter. I even thought the design of the extraterrestrials was a cute little homage to Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969).
Something happened toward the end of the climax. It all just fell apart.
This amusing look at how a young hipster couple would react in an outlier situation started to try and become a strange cerebral take on survival. It even left off on a relatively dark note. The ending reminded me a bit of The Graduate (1967), which is not the tone the film seemed to be going for.

It’s frustrating. Save Yourselves! had so much potential. It had good writing and decent acting. It felt a little campy at times, but in a way that’s easy to appreciate. It worked well with the humor.
If it embraced what it was and found a balance with the ending instead of just flinging itself to the other side of the spectrum, I would have liked it so much more.
Save Yourselves! is not a bad movie. It’s just got a tone issue that stuck with me in the end.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 88%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 60%
Metascore – 66/100
Metacritic User Score – 5.1/10
IMDB Score – 5.7/10
Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating3.5/5
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