Happy Death Day Review

Edge of Tomorrow. Source Code. Haunter. 12 Dates of Christmas. 12 Days of Christmas Eve. Christmas Do-Over. Christmas Every Day. A whole lot of movies have ripped off Groundhog Day over the years (usually on Christmas for some reason) but a good idea is a good idea, and it really doesn’t matter if the idea is original so long as it’s done well.

Happy Death Day is one of the films that does Groundhog Day well. It’s a playfully dark comedy about a sorority student named Tree (Jessica Rothe), who is having a pretty normal, selfish, vapid day until a maniac in a baby mask kills her right at the end of it.

Instead of staying dead, she wakes up at the start of the day, knowing everything that’s going to happen to her. She tries to avoid getting killed the same way and then dies another way, and goes right back to the beginning. And so on. And so on.

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