It is still a bit early in the festival to say what my most loved films will be, but easily Michael Mohan‘s Save the Date will be on that list. Click thru for our video interview with Director Michael Mohan.
From the Save The Date Website:
SAVE THE DATE is your new favorite film starring Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend, and Mark Webber.
After an ill-timed and very public marriage proposal, fiercely independent Sarah (Caplan) breaks up with her overeager boyfriend Kevin (Arend). Sarah turns to her sister Beth (Brie) for support, but Beth is too busy obsessing over the details of her own wedding to Kevin’s band mate, Andrew (Starr). When Sarah suddenly finds herself caught up in an intense rebound romance with the adorable Jonathan (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?
Michael is no stranger to PSD and so his talents have already been witnessed. He’s done an amazing job of showcasing raw love stories in heartfelt ways. Love stories that may be deep friendships like in One Too Many Mornings , where we see a relationship and a friendship trial thru change. Then with Ex-Sex , Michael showcased his ability to film intimate scenes in the most clean and still erotic ways. Save The Date, allowed Michael the chance to bounce his own ideas off Jeffrey Brown‘s graphic novels.
The film worked so well because the heart behind the script was showcased amazingly well by a stellar cast of young talents still trying to highlight their range. From Lizzy Caplan’s boldness, to Alison Brie’s selfishness, Martin Starr’s patience, Geoffry Amend’s yin-yang emotional breakdown, and Mark Webber’s kindness the film has a nice pace throughout.
The scenes on the farm between Lizzy and Timothy Busfield’s characters really resonates the lack of hope both of them have about life. And yet Lizzy’s character is stuck with a major choice at the end that makes you realize that life isn’t all black and white.
A romantic comedy that doesn’t rely on the romance so much as the bitter heartache of reality. Hell even the animals in the film are pretty darn amazing.
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