Happy Death Day (2017)
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Was Groundhog Death too on the nose? There's no question Happy Death Day is highly derivative of the Bill Murray classic, with a heroine who mysteriously lives through the same day over and over, getting killed by a slasher at the end, until she can "solve the day", or in this case, her own murder. But within that well-known formula, there are enough clever twists, well-tuned red herrings, amusing jokes, and even emotional moments to amount to a pretty fun Halloween entertainment (and PG-13 too, so it's not at all gory). I wasn't expecting that from the director of that Boy Scout zombie film from last year, nor from writer Scott Lobdell, responsible for many comics I dislike. So if the film's DNA is warning you away, don't let it. It's a perfectly pleasant popcorn movie, if not one with an entirely unpredictable structure. But then, is that something you associate with slasher flicks?
Enjoyable movie, doesn't take itself too seriously - fairly believable characters. Not the most original film (and that's not something that we ask of a movie like this), but plenty of fun to be had.
The phrase "Baaaaiiiiii" sung by the sorority sister in one reincarnation has been stuck in my head for a few months now.
Fun combination of a slasher movie with Groundhog Day, featuring plenty of laughs, a few scares (though those who like bloody deaths will be disappointed) and above all things a great lead: Jessica Rothe is more than just a pretty face, and conveys well how her character goes from a total bitch to someone who you want to stop dying.
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