Think about surviving an alien invasion whenever you’re a staunchly anti-gun Brooklyn millennial with no survival expertise past making a sourdough starter. That amusing premise units the stage for this apocalyptic comedy from the writer-directors Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson, which ought to belong in a subgenre sillier than “mumblegore,” the horror offshoot of the low-budget, dialogue-heavy mumblecore.
Sunita Mani (“Glow”) and John Reynolds (“Search Get together”) star as Su and Jack, a 30-something couple who’ve inadvertently fallen right into a digital throuple with Alexa — of the Amazon type — due to their Web-addicted existence. Decided to attach with one another and never their gadgets, the 2 make a pact to go upstate and switch off their telephones and laptops. What every week to unplug: Extraterrestrials take over the world, however Su and Jack miss the information. What follows is an unconventional alien horror.
The quirky “Save Yourselves!” will not be essentially a style reinventor however a very good instance of how a lot enjoyable you possibly can have on a non-studio funds. The extraterrestrials are comically understated: simply cute fluffy balls referred to as “puffs.” However the movie incorporates visible prospers the place it may, basking in stunning gentle.
The humor could also be predictably mined from perpetually-made-fun-of millennials, however the charming leads flip self-aware jabs into endearing confessions. In among the best scenes, Jack breaks down over his incapability to fish or plumb — “I don’t know the right way to be a person!”— solely to swing into his model of nouveau masculinity, crying, “I’m such a nasty listener!” The sourdough endeavors and end-of-the-world plot will really feel eerily prescient, however the movie resists being a downer — discovering a comedic tone that’s out of this world.
Rated R. Operating time: 1 hour 33 minutes. In theaters. Please seek the advice of the guidelines outlined by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention earlier than watching films inside theaters.