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In Mission City, Kyle Halsted, Sonia Logan and Michael "Mike" Weeks are interned in a rehabilitation facility run by Bob Simpson. One Wednesday, they have a pass to go outside the site and Kyle visits his sister Charlotte Halsted (Alexia Fast) at the Mission Secondary School but she does not talk to him. Sonia goes to the hospital where her father is terminal, but she does not visit him. Mike visits his father at the Maximum Security Correctional Facility where he is prisoner and the man does not talk to mike. During the night, there is a storm and Kyle, Sonia and Mike have electrical shocks and on the next morning, they awaken on the same day. When they realize that the Wednesday is repeating over and over again, their first reaction is to have fun with dangerous situations. Soon Kyle and Sonia disclose secrets and they decide to use the days to resolve personal issues mending their lives. But Mike decides to route through a criminal life believing that on the next morning, ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It isn't another comedy take on getting things right before you can move on. It isn't as polished as Groundhog Day and it isn't as original either. Oh and it doesn't do character study very well but perhaps it didn't try very hard.
The premise is three drug addicts in rehab who, during an electric storm are shocked into the repetition of a day which didn't work out very well for any of them: Kyle cannot talk to his sister, Sonia cannot talk to her father in hospital and Michael does, kind of, talk to his Dad in prison, a bad move. And so three people with three reasons underlying their actions get to act out a repetition of this nemesis in affairs, and from here personalities and camaraderie battle out what to do with this "gift" or "curse".
As in Groundhog Day obvious benefits are exploited from the off, but in this case there is no easily identifiable target goal for this trinity to focus on. This should give the script a lot of originality and, for a while, there is a lighter touch to proceedings. But darkness returns and original ideas are conspicuous by their absence which is a shame.
Fortunately this film is still entertaining and watchable up to the last but I do feel those involved missed a chance to make it even better.
Seven out of ten (mainly for acting by the leads - Milligan, Crewe and de Klerk).
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