Movie Review: ‘Save Yourselves!’

Review by Monique Thompson

A young Brooklyn couple head 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.

The way 2020 has played out, SAVE YOURSELVES! pretty much sums up what we’re all feeling at this moment. Let’s not mention we still have the last quarter of the year to get through and one of the craziest elections coming up to date. We haven’t witnessed any supernatural apocalyptic zombies but we may be feeling like we’re facing the end of the world. That’s exactly what’s happening in SAVE YOURSELVES!

For couple Su (Sunita Mani) and Jack (John Reynolds), disconnecting from it all is what they’re after. Su is pretty much a workaholic and fed up with her chauvinistic boss while Jack on the other hand is much more relaxed and just doing the bare minimum to get by. The couple decides to take a break in Upstate New York at a friend’s cabin, hoping the getaway is exactly what the doctor ordered. They have vowed to abstain from all things social media including the internet and emails. They were in for a rude awakening. 2020 hit them like it has hit us, well for them maybe a bit worse. Murderous poofy aliens have arrived on Earth and now the couple must fight for their survival.

For some reason, I was getting REVENGE OF THE NERDS vibes the entire time in this film. It’s quite apparent that Su wears the pants in their relationship. She even has to keep poor Jack in line in hopes of saving his insanity while they try to SAVE THEMSELVES. While there won’t be any blood and guts here, this film is the perfect anecdote to our already social-media addicted culture.

SAVE YOURSELVES is one of those weird, quirky films, but yet it’s still entertaining. Besides, while we’re still social distancing and quarantining, why not catch a cheesy film that doesn’t take things too seriously.

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