Happy Death Day (2017) Movie Review

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Happy Death Day (2017)

2017 | PG-13 | Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Comedy
96 minutes / 1h 36min

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Happy Death Day Plot Synopsis:

A teenage girl, trying to enjoy her birthday, soon realizes that this is her final one. That is, if she can figure out who her killer is. She must relive that day, over and over again, dying in a different way each time. Can she solve her own murder?

Happy Death Day (2017) Review

Christopher Landon‘s Happy Death Day (2017) had a movie budget of $4.8 million and grossed an estimated $43.3 million at the US box office. Happy Death Day is the horror version of Groundhog Day (1993) where Bill Murray relives the same day every day.

Happy Death Day revolves around Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) who becomes selfish and mean after the death of her mother. Tree’s mother shared the same birthday with her, and now Tree is mad at the world basically. Tree gets murdered on her birthday and repeats her birthday indefinitely until she learns who killed her and finally stopped the murderer. Tree keeps reliving her birthday, but at a cost, her body is showing scar tissue from the past deaths.

Happy Death Day brings the Groundhog Day cult classic to the horror genre so what did I think of it?

Happy Death Day is a refreshing horror movie mixing many elements into the mix like thrills and mystery along some very comedic moments. Some scenes were laughing out loud funny, and in the movie theater, that was a pleasant experience.

The acting and tone of the film were both believable in a sense and enjoyable. The soundtrack fits in with the theme of this film, and there is even a mention of Groundhog Day at the very end where Tree says she never heard of the film.

The goofs in Happy Death Day are minor and barely noticed. The body type of the killer does not match the villains and throws you off. If you take it seriously, it might be a bummer but just sit back and enjoy the ride.

The group I watched Happy Death Day with enjoyed this film from start to finish and the entire movie theater was lit up with laughs and shrieks.

  • Happy Death Day Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 6.63
  • IMDB: 6.5
  • MetaCritic: 5.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.1

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About Happy Death Day 2017

Title: Happy Death Day
Year: 2017
Runtime: 96 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Comedy
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.32/5 stars from 89,767 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 89,767
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Happy Death Day Cast Starring: Billy Slaughter, Dane Rhodes, Jimmy Gonzales, Donna Duplantier, Alexander Christopher Jones, John Garcia, Julia Holt, Rae Varela, Joseph Angelette, Ron M Patterson, Phi Vu, Quintin McKemie II, Emily LaGroue, Missy Hall, GiGi Erneta, Jason Bayle, Brady Lewis, Israel Broussard, Tran Tran, Ruby Modine, Laura Clifton, Rachel Matthews, Eva Sayre, Charles Aitken, Jace Evans, Tenea Intriago, Jenelle Evans, Cariella Smith, Rob Mello, Jenelle Eason
Happy Death Day Writers: NA
Happy Death Day Director: Christopher Landon
Box Office: $55,398,005
Production: Universal Studios
Website: http://www.happydeathdaymovie.com/
Language: English
Country: USA