Praise for SAVE ME
"A thoughtful, important film of exceptional insight and quietly devastating power."
- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"First-rate performances and assured direction. Chad Allen is revelatory...Gant's quiet performance is his best screen work." - Dan Loughry, IN Los Angeles Magazine
“A thoughtful, nuanced drama… a fine script … a genuine and sympathetic illustration of the painful divide between Christians and gays.” - Rafer Guzman, NY Newsday
“Compelling, wide-ranging understanding …ingeniously shows how oppression effects all sides of a familial rift…the actors are intensely committed.” - Armond White, NY Press
“A solid performance by the often underrated Judith Light lends considerable weight … John Cary's straightforward direction …(is) never heavy handed.” - Ken Fox, TV Guide
"Intelligent direction, admirable even-handedness. Cary's restraint reaps considerable rewards. Judith Light gives an impressive performance." - David Noh, Film Journal International
“Touching & Intriguing.” - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
“Scene by scene, beat by beat, it's pretty damn good…(Judith Light delivers) one of the year's best performances.” - Chuck Wilson, Village Voice
“Appealing, refreshing, wholly convincing…an articulate pocket portrait of genuinely difficult emotions.” -Michael Koresky, Indiewire
"Encourages mutual respect (and) understanding the other side."
-Peter Chattaway, Christianity Today
"Save Me stands alongside the top-drawer documentary film For the Bible Tells Me So as a film that can build bridges of understanding between gays and the Religious Right."
-Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice Magazine
“Moving! Cary did his job well …sensitivity and sensibility come across in his storytelling, and that is a critical strength of this film.” - Gary M. Kramer, Gay City News
"It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that 'Save Me' is up there with 'Brokeback Mountain' as one of the most powerful gay dramas of recent years." - Time Out London
"Save Me shines a fascinating light of compassion and understanding into the controversial world of ex-gay ministries. Judith Light is an absolute revelation!"
"Most filmmaking to date addressing the Great Divide between gays and the U.S. religious right has very much reflected its point of origin - delivering full moral condemnation from one side onto the other. 'Save Me'is a welcome exception in that it effectively dramatizes the issues without caricaturing or pillorizing either party." - Dennis Harvey, Variety
- Dan Karslake, Director of FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO
"Poignant drama.” - Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
“With a sensitive, intelligent screenplay and extremely honest performances, this drama goes far beyond its issue-of-the-week premise to ask challenging and important questions… peppered with telling, touching, wrenching scenes…the central drama carries us along effortlessly. And director Cary makes sure that the tone is sharp and realistic, with frequent humorous asides and a refusal to fall into stereotypes.” -Shadows on the Wall (UK)