Save Yourselves! is a comedy/sci/fi film about a young couple who end up having to fend for themselves while the planet falls under attack. An alien attack that starts just as they leave Brooklyn, New York for a week at an upstate cabin where they plan to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other.
From writers/directors Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson, I had to watch Save Yourselves! because the trailer was filled with precisely the kind of kookiness I enjoy from time to time.
Once the movie started, I found the young couple’s eccentricities quite refreshing and amusing. And the film’s two leads Sunita Mani and John Reynolds have great chemistry and perform well. It’s just unfortunate that I soon became bored with their characters. Even more so once the fluffy alien Pouffe got to their cabin and we see the way the brown fluffy Pouffe escapes out the door.
After the exciting escape scene, I wanted to spend more and more time watching the fluffy Pouffe in action. But of course, the focus was more on the couple and how they were dealing with being under alien attack. That’s not to we don’t see the more poof after this scene because we do and it’s great when they show up.
Nevertheless, I’d hoped to enjoy Save Yourselves! more. However, for me, the film fits into that category of movie that doesn’t quite live up to the promise of its trailer. Even though I enjoyed the scenes with the Pouffe and liked the moments of humour at the expense of the millennial couple, for a good part of the film I wasn’t fully engaged.
Give Fischer and Wilson’s movie a chance if you’re curious, you may find more to like than I did; especially since the trailer is quite fun.
Happy Film Loving