‘Save Yourselves!’ Trailer: A Couple Unplugs And An Alien Invasion Happens In Hilarious Sundance Comedy

I know you’ve seen them, perhaps you’ve even done it yourself. People who “go off the grid”, turn off their smartphones, stow their computers, and get away from all of the electronic media for a while. It can be a much-needed, energizing break from always being connected. The fear, of course, is that some shit will go down and you’ll be the only one who doesn’t know. Well, that’s pretty much the central premise of the Sundance comedy, Save Yourself!, which I’m happy to say was among my favorites at the festival this year.

Starring GLOW actress Sunita Mani and Search Party‘s John Paul Reynolds, the film centers on a couple who realize their dependence on electronic devices has hurt their relationship, so they take a break from the city for a cabin in the woods, free from all social media. And what happens?  An alien invasion happens.

I attended the world premiere and was happy to be the first critic anywhere to review it, especially since it was so damn funny. It was one of those films I had heard nothing at all about, and just sorta took a gamble on it, which turned out to be a very good decision.

Teaming up to write and direct are Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson, who have assembled a supporting cast of Ben Sinclair, John Early, Johanna Day, Gary Richarson, Jo Firestone, Zenobia Shroff, and Amy Sedaris.

Save Yourselves! hits theaters on October 2nd, followed by VOD on October 6th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.