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.
The beginning of the movie reminds all of us what we should do from time to time, and that’s unplugged. Su and Jack are a happy couple, but yet they feel the wrath of cell phones, social media, and modern-day electronics and understand that they need a break.
Soon as Su and Jack settle into nature, we see that Su wants to try to be more one with Jack, and while skeptical, he starts to engage in what she wants. They start to dive deeper into their relationship and finding out little things that are bothering them that didn’t come to fruition back in the city.
Amid Jack coming to the revelation that he needs to get stuff off his chest, and he asks Su to reciprocate with something serious, and she says: ‘I eat my contacts.’ I legit LOL’d out loud when she said this because here we are in the midst of this raw personal moment, and this is what she said, and it was remarkable writing.
So then, a chain of events happens in which leads us to find out there are some sort of aliens invading, and Su and Jack are FREAKING out. As this is going on, they start to work together to head toward safer pastures.
Speaking of Su and Jack, the chemistry is such a delight as Sunita Mani and John Reynolds deliver the well-written lines with precise and perfect timing. They have comedic timing, and that’s why the movie works so well, and they know what they need to achieve, and they get the job done. Sunita is just a star, and I just loved every second she was on the screen. Sunita is just a star, and I just loved every second she was on the screen.
Lastly, Alex Fischer and Eleanor Wilson’s writing is a breath of fresh air in this genre. Typical apocalyptic style films are focus too much on the supernatural side and don’t provide any substance, and what they did here was the opposite, and it was a nice change of pace.
‘Save Yourselves! is a funny apocalyptical style movie that keeps you laughing throughout.’
Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.