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At Theaters: 10/13/2017 On Video: 1/16/2018
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 36 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 601075
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
College student Tree Gelbman relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer's identity.
Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Thriller - This is not a straightforward horror film as some might expect, but a dark comedy spin on a youth slasher movie that borrows the chief time loop conceit of Groundhog Day. There are no known names in the cast. While the film is rated PG-13, there are still some intense moments of violence, language, and some sexuality and suggestive humor that makes the film not for kids.
Cast and Crew Heading
Jessica Rothe LA LA LAND, RINGS
Israel Broussard THE BLING RING
Production Notes Heading
Groundhog Day Gone Dark
Make Every Death Count
University Life and Baby-Mask Killers
Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 11 S-words; many others.
SEX/NUDITY: A glimpse of two men kissing; implied but unseen masturbation.
VIOLENCE: Fights, stabbings, killings with little visible blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: Foot chases and fights.
COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, sight gags, often dark.

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average ... because Happy Death Day rewards lazy, inattentive viewing, it will probably do quite well with young audiences who prefer not to be challenged by unconventional narrative developments or plots that require introspection and analysis. This is yet another example of why chilling, thoughtful horror is an endangered species.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average doesn't come together in a satisfying way like "Scream” or the other great meta movies that played with audience expectations. It's more of a "huh, ok” than a "wow,” and actually borders on a "wait, that doesn't make sense.”

Slant Magazine Full Review
Above Average Happy Death Day twists the inherent repetitiveness of slashers to its advantage by exaggerating it to an impossible degree. There may be a lot of killing in Happy Death Day, but in the end, (almost) no one gets hurt.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.


Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 5 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
Movie To Friends
20-29Yg Adults (M)
Fairly Low
20-29Yg Adults (F)
Fairly Low
30+Adults (F)
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 5 moviegoers:
Unfortunately, this isn't a movie our volunteer opinions collectors wanted to see so we were able to only collect reviews from one showing of this movie. The 3 adult females all enjoyed it very much or even loved it. Strangely enough, the two teens only rated it "average."

College student Tree Gelbman (JESSICA ROTHE) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer's identity.

Tree is a blissfully self-centered co-ed whose world revolves around just one person. When she hazily wakes up on the morning of her birthday in the bed of supposed one-night stand Carter (ISRAEL BROUSSARD), she soon discovers that today is anything but ordinary.

Stumbling back to her sorority-and into the expected judgment of roommate Lori (RUBY MODINE) and house president Danielle (newcomer RACHEL MATTHEWS)-Tree rushes through the routine of an average student. But as she experiences everything from the typical activists on the quad to her office-hours fling with professor Gregory (CHARLES AITKEN), she can't help but feel that she has seen and lived this day before.

Just when Tree is ready to say goodnight to this bizarre birthday, she is brutally murdered by a masked stranger...only to wake up back in the room of the one person alive who also believes she's experiencing something eerily impossible.

As Tree daily finds herself daily getting closer to her real killer, she must shed her inhibitions in order to face everyone's biggest fear. If she succeeds in unmasking her murderer and stopping this madness, she will hopefully end what has become her personal hell. If she can't, she will be stuck in an insane loop, reliving a ghoulish nightmare that has become her death day.

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