Saturday, May 25, 2013
1844 - Save the Date
I randomly found this on netflix and the instant I saw that Alison Brie, Martin Starr, and Lizzy Caplan were all in it - that's all I needed to know. Count me in for that casting party!
This tells the story of two sisters, predictably opposites, going through some major changes in their lives. There was a really refreshing quality to this. The dialogue and acting was very subtle and beautiful - it's not really a comedy, but it's also not a drama - so by default it's lumped into the rom-com category since it's about relationships. We really do need to find a new name for this genre... It seems a bit big to just throw so many things together.
So without giving away too much here, if you dig character stories with great characters and realistic relationship issues then you'll likely enjoy this - the cast was delightful.