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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

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Christopher Landon, Scott Lobdell (characters)
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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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Same Day, New Killer. See more »


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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Death Day 2U See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$3,711,500, 14 February 2019
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Trivia

The first film only featured Tree Gelbman die more than once, in the film's multiple time loops, all other victim characters, including the Babyface killers Lori Spengler and John Tombs' deaths were all once in different loops, Lori's being the only death not reset. In this film not only does Tree have multiple deaths, but as does Lori Spengler (who in the alternate timeline is merely a victim), Babyface killer John Tombs and newly introduced, Tombs guarding officer victim, who dies twice. See more »

Goofs

In a scene when the team is plotting and looking over floorplans toward the end, (to steal a reactor let's just say), in the upper right corner something small, grey, fluffy like feathers or a wind-screen appears for a second. See more »

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Ryan Phan: We're scientists. We solve the problem.
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Mid-Credits scene. The five students are picking up trash when Government vehicles arrive to pick them up. They have acquired Ryan's SISSY device and recruit the team for research. First test subject brought into a time loop, Danielle. See more »

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References Groundhog Day (1993) See more »

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Written by Malachi DeLorenzo, David Matthew Moore, Jeffrey Ratner, Sean Scolnick, and Kenny Siegal
Performed by Langhorne Slim & The Law
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The terrific balance that the first film found is not present here
17 February 2019 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

I'm a massive fan of the original 'Happy Death Day' film. In fact I rated it a perfect 10 on IMDb. Every aspect of that movie was executed perfectly. It was scary, funny, charming, intriguing, touching and had a killer twist ending to put the cherry on the cupcake. The announcement of a sequel was a surprise to me to be honest. When a film gets everything so right like that one did it is incredibly hard to make a follow-up to the same standard. Plus you risk ruining the reputation that the first film earned. 'Happy Death Day 2U' was a disappointing sequel that will leave a bad taste in the mouth of a lot of fans of the original.

It certainly isn't an appalling film (otherwise I would never have given it a 6 - and I verged on giving it a 7), it just didn't get the balance right this time around. It was far too light-hearted for starters. I loved the humour that first one possessed and I did in this one too, however it just took up too much of the runtime. If people asked me to choose one genre that this film was I would probably have to say comedy. I should be saying horror.

Secondly, the film was so intent on being clever (and being a homage to 'Back to the Future') that it completely forgot to have an interesting plot piece at the centre of the film. The killer angle was almost like an after-thought this time around. Whereas in the original it drove the film and everything else fed off that.

The first film was so good that I didn't want anything to change and taint what was created in that film. I left the cinema this time with a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. If a sequel absolutely had to be made I would've preferred completely fresh characters (even though I love the ones that are in these two films) and for them to just do a seperate story. Maybe that wouldn't have worked either (speaking further to my point that a sequel simply wasn't needed) but at least it would have left the original intact. I hear a third addition to the series is on the way. Hopefully they get it right (whatever that means) next time around.


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