If you’ve ever wanted to go to a cabin in the middle of nowhere and turn your phone off for a weekend, there’s a chance you might miss the news that an alien invasion has occurred. That’s the central premise of the sci-fi comedy Save Yourselves!, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and the film’s trailer has now been released online.
Sunita Mani (GLOW) and John Reynolds (Search Party) play a “hip Brooklyn couple” who decide to unplug and head to cabin in the woods for a whole week, during which they agree to turn off their phones. But when little alien poofs start appearing in their cabin, the plug back in to discover they’ve completely missed an alien invasion.
That’s a pretty terrific premise and, based on what we see here in the trailer, is executed quite well. As someone who often daydreams of simply turning off the internet for an extended period of time, I can relate to this one. Hard.
Check out the Save Yourselves! trailer below. The film was written and directed by Alex H. Fischer and Eleanor Wilson and also stars Ben Sinclair, John Early, Jo Firestone, Gary Richardson, Johanna Day,Zenobia Shroff, and Amy Sedaris. Save Yourselves! will be released in theaters on October 2nd and on digital on October 6th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Save Yourselves!:
Jack (John Reynolds) and Su (Sunita Mani) are a hip Brooklyn couple who, like many of their friends, find themselves dependent on technology and unable to put down their phones. Fearing their mindless scrolling may impact their connection with each other, they seize the chance to head to an isolated cabin in the woods, vowing to unplug from the outside world for a week. Sheltered from texts and push notifications, they are blissfully unaware that the planet is under attack. As strange events unfold, the couple must figure out a way back to civilization—or what’s left of it.