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Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

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Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

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Christopher Landon

Writers:

Christopher Landon, Scott Lobdell (characters)
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'Happy Death Day 2U' Stars Tease Trilogy Plans

Happy Death Day 2U stars Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard talk switching genres and reveal details of the third film in their cult series.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Rothe ... Tree Gelbman
Israel Broussard ... Carter Davis
Phi Vu ... Ryan Phan
Suraj Sharma ... Samar Ghosh
Sarah Yarkin ... Andrea 'Dre' Morgan
Rachel Matthews ... Danielle Bouseman
Ruby Modine ... Lori Spengler
Steve Zissis ... Dean Roger Bronson
Charles Aitken ... Gregory Butler
Laura Clifton ... Stephanie Butler
Missy Yager ... Julie Gelbman
Jason Bayle ... David Gelbman
Caleb Spillyards ... Tim Bauer
Jimmy Gonzales ... Police Officer
Peter Jaymes Jr. ... Police Officer
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Storyline

Having survived the farcical but utterly life-threatening events in Happy Death Day (2017), the feisty sorority sister, Tree Gelbman, finds herself in the same college dorm, thankful to be alive. However, this time, it's Carter's roommate, Ryan, who claims that he is reliving the same paradoxical day over and over again, as a mysterious paranoid killer in a single-toothed baby-faced mask with a big kitchen knife has made a habit of murdering him. Under those circumstances, a valiant but vain attempt to face the challenge, once more, will send Tree back to square one, trapped in an all too familiar and blood-drenched time loop. How many deaths separate Tree from a truly happy birthday? Written by Nick Riganas

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Death makes a killer comeback. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language, sexual material and thematic elements. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

13 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Death Day 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,497,665, 15 February 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,051,045, 4 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,251,045, 7 April 2019
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tree's freefall montage of various suicides, landing her back into Carter and Ryan's dorm room, pays visual reference to the music video of the song that plays over the montage: Paramore's Hard Times where in the music video lead vocalist Hayley Williams, sporting similar attire to Tree Gelbman and blonde hair collapses slowly back into a bed from the roof. See more »

Goofs

MRI machines do not turn on/off like that. First of all, MRI's are always on, even at night. There is an OFF button, but only for severe emergencies, because once the MRI is turned off - it takes weeks and thousands of dollars to turn it back on. Therefore, as soon as Tree and Gregory enter the room, her screwdriver and his gun would be pulled to the machine. The wheelchair would already be stuck to the machine (there was no reason to put one in an MRI room). See more »

Quotes

[Tree spots Lori and Dr. Gregory Butler. They appear to have a heated argument. As Lori starts walking away, Gregory grabs her hand]
Lori Spengler: [angrily shakes off Gregory's hand] Don't touch me!
Gregory Butler: Sorry.
[Tree deduces that unlike in the original dimension, in this dimension Lori - not her - is Gregory's secret lover]
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Crazy Credits

The first short section of the opening credits is played over various angles and shots of the time distortion device. See more »

Connections

References Apollo 13 (1995) See more »

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Not as good as the first film.
16 February 2019 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Seen the first film? Of course you have, but if it's not fresh in your mind there could well be moments in this follow up that'll seem a mite confusing. The whole new scientific explanation for the Groundhog Day phenomenon certainly takes a bit of following and a lot of swallowing: the convoluted time travel exposition covered in the first half of the film travels at breakneck speed and doesn't make a whole lot of sense. And let's not forget about the overall uneven tone, the film frequently veering from its horror roots into sci-fi and absurd comedy territory. It's quite a departure from the original, and to be quite frank I don't think that it was very successful.

A hot mess of a movie for the most part, the chaos that unfolds is reasonably fun for a while despite the preposterous story developments. Unfortunately, the repetitive nature of the plot eventually takes its toll, and the final act really labours the point, taking its merry time to wrap up proceedings in a not too tidy fashion. The cast are fine and do what they can with the material, but the slapdash script and seemingly random approach taken by director Christopher Landon ultimately makes for a disappointing sequel.

Still, Happy Death Day 2 U is so silly at times that I can see it gathering a cult following, even though, if truth be told, it's not all that good.


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