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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tree Gelbman
... Carter Davis
... Lori Spengler
... Gregory Butler
... Stephanie Butler
Jason Bayle ... David Gelbman
Rob Mello ... Joseph Tombs
... Danielle Bouseman
... Keith Lumbly
... Frat Brother
... Ryan Phan
... Student Protester
... Nick Sims
... Becky Shepard
... Police Officer
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Storyline

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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Budget:

$4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$55,683,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,300,000, 26 October 2017
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Tree's shirt says "Dumpstaphunk" on it. 'Dumpstaphunk' is an actual funk and jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana. See more »

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When Tree is at the hospital and Dr. Butler is giving her a physical checkup, he tells her that her injuries that were accumulated from her numerous deaths prior mean that she should already be dead. Tree deduces that this mean that the time loop won't be infinite and that she will eventually permanently die. This is a plot point that although is relevant in the alternate ending, where Dr. Butler's wife pretends to give Tree medicine for said injuries before killing her, it is never addressed again and forgotten in the theatrical cut, a result of bad editing. See more »

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Danielle Bouseman: I just knew there was something wrong with Lori. She never wore make up, never posted cute selfies, and she literally owned a pair of crocs. All the signs of a psycho killer were th... Hello? I'M trying to get interviewed here. Anywho, Lori's little plot was super lame. Poisoning a cupcake? Really? We're Kappas. We don't eat cupcakes.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Universal logo gets abruptly sucked into oblivion and then restarts, referencing the film's time loop element. This happens twice before the logo finally plays uninterrupted. See more »

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References Scream 3 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Stuck
Written by Ryan Guldemond, Brian Howes, Jason Van Poederooyen
Performed by Mother Mother
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Surprisingly better than I expected!

This type of movie has been done many times before and rarely succeeds, but this one was a hit for me!

Jessica Rothe's performance is what kept me interested... she nailed her character and was convincing and funny as well.

I don't want to give too much away, but the twists towards the end were a nice surprise and earned a few extra points from me.

It's classified as a Horror, Mystery, Thriller but it's also a comedy as I found myself laughing a bunch of times.

Certainly a must-see entertaining film produced and executed very well, much better than many other films in this genre.

It's a well deserved 9/10 from me.


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