Movie Review: HAPPY DEATH DAY
Star Rating (out of 5): ****
Happy Death Day is a movie with a strange title… that’s for sure. Anyway, this is a drama-thriller about a college girl named Tree (yup, the names here are REALLY strange too) constantly reliving the same day as she gets around to solving her own murder mystery, finding moral values along the way.
The trailer for this movie makes it look unbearably generic. Thankfully, the real thing is actually pretty clever. It works well with what it has. Jessica Rothe’s performance as Tree is strong and deep, really selling the message of the film. Most of the performances are convincing.
Once the mystery gets solved, it’s a little underwhelming. Not everything adds up, either. That’s forgivable though, since in the end you’ll realize this movie wasn’t necessarily about the whodunit anyhow.
Happy Death Day is a highly entertaining ride thanks to an incredible lead performance and above average plot.