Movie Diary 7/11/2022

Save Yourselves! (Alex Huston Fischer, Eleanor Wilson, 2020). This is an end-of-the-world movie, so I had to watch, and I’m glad I did. A Brooklyn couple (you know they are a Brooklyn couple before you know they are a Brooklyn couple) decide to unplug their devices for a week and stay in a friend’s upstate cabin. This is the precise moment the aliens arrive, in the form of “poufs,” which look like basketball-sized Tribbles. The film’s comedy is constant and smart, well delivered by Sunita Mani and John Reynolds, who mostly have the field to themselves. The ending is just enough of a new wrinkle to satisfy.

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