Friday, December 14, 2012

Two Women: 'Yelling to the Sky' & 'Save the Date'

A couple of films opening today in very, very limited release star young women fighting like nobody’s business to find themselves before life swallows them whole. But isn’t that what life is so often about?

In “Yelling to the Sky,” Zoe Kravitz is 17-year-old Sweetness O’Hara. She has trouble at home and has more than enough trouble in her Queens, New York hood and at school.

On the other side of the country, L.A.-based Sarah (Lizzy Caplan) is a 20-something making baby steps toward fully embracing responsible adulthood in “Save the Date.” Rejecting her boyfriend’s marriage proposal might be an early step on that journey. (See vidoes above and below.)

“Yelling to the Sky” is a serious film with some welcome light moments. As for “Save the Date,” it is light and frothy, but has a couple of serious moments that will resonate strongly with many women in their mid-20s or those who care to look back at that period in their lives … More shortly

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