(This review may contain spoilers).
I liked this movie a lot more than I thought I would. Tree wasn’t a very sympathetic character at first, but as the movie went on, she grew on me quite a bit.
I wasn’t too happy with the way the explanation was handled, as I still had questions by the end of the movie. It was good to see Tree’s evolution and gradual reveal that there was more to her than just the stereotypical mean girl.
I couldn’t have said that the movie was a true Groundhog Day style one, as on the second day, even, characters said and did things they hadn’t on the first day. That could have been done quite cleverly, but as nothing was made of those changes, they just seemed like mistakes that weren’t caught.
There was a good amount of tension throughout this movie and although there were some really gory moments in it, those didn’t seem too over the top.
I did really like Carter and it was good to see him play a larger role in the movie than just being the guy who Tree happened to go home with the night before. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for him at times. I would have liked to see a bit more of his roommate, who really only seemed to appear to make it clear the day was resetting.
As I mentioned earlier, I would have liked to have a bit more explanation about why this was happening to Tree. But I enjoyed being able to get to know her and the rest of the characters through the repeating day and by the end of the movie, I was fully invested in and cared about what happened to her.
This is a movie I wouldn’t mind watching again, even if I wouldn’t buy it as soon as it came out on DVD.