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Happy Death Day (2017)

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A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.

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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?

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Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, crude sexual content, language, some drug material and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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13 October 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,039,025, 15 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,683,845, 14 December 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,300,000, 26 October 2017
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original mascot and mask designed by Tony Gardner for the killer was a pig, a motif already done in the Saw movies. See more »

Goofs

When she begins to investigate each day and follow one person to see if they're the killer, she keeps making a list and when the list is shown on subsequent days we see the other names already crossed out. This list needs to be made every new day Why would she keep making a list and cross off names again? She simply wouldn't put those names on any more lists. The scribbles marking off names are the same indicating that it's the same piece of paper. Not possible. See more »

Quotes

Tree Gelbman: [on Danielle during her TV Interview] she is such a tool.
Tree Gelbman: [as she is being handcuffed] I've never been arrested before.
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The Universal logo stops and starts again twice before completing, hinting at the time loop elements in the movie. See more »

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References Groundhog Day (1993) See more »

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Written by Matthew I. Walker and Alan H. Berliant
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Derivative half-comic slasher flick proves you can't go wrong when you steal from the best
23 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Jessica Rothe is amusingly pithy and savvy playing a selfish college beauty, a spoiled sorority sister who rules the school until she is stabbed and killed on her way to a surprise birthday party by a masked lunatic. But fate plays this campus cutie an unusual hand once she discovers she's living her birthday over and over again, each time attempting to cheat death but always running into her attacker. Screenwriter Scott Lobdell isn't trying to sneak a slasher variant of "Groundhog Day" passed us--he's upfront about the similarities, even exalts in them, while toying with all the possibilities such a scenario can offer. It takes Rothe three tries to fully comprehend what's happening to her; once she formulates a plan (creating a suspect list), Lobdell mixes things up, so that the movie rarely feels repetitive. Our heroine, snarky to start, follows Bill Murray's example and becomes a better person on her twisted journey (reestablishing contact with her father, apologizing to her roommate, even causing her own demise on one occasion to prevent the cute nerd from the boys' dorm from losing his life). Director Christopher B. Landon deserves credit for delivering a modern-day thriller with lots of action but no gore and no nudity. If it isn't quite a family-friendly slasher flick, it certainly is a squirrelly, sassy one, with some big laughs counterbalancing the suspense. Good show! *** from ****


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