Some formulas never get old, including the premise of "Groundhog Day" and the satisfaction of seeing a college socialite spill chocolate milk on the head of her sorority sister. "Happy Death Day" is a modestly fun piece of soft-horror, but setbacks with its rating and its uneven blend of horror and comedy limit its opportunities to full break-out. Thankfully Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard are likable performers.
A soft slasher with a fresh twist, offering up morbid humor, campy thrills, red herrings, and heartfelt moments aplenty. Jessica Rothe sells every inch of the material in what's sure to be remembered as the first bold step in a promising career.
Fun and clever at times, but I wish this was a little less puritanical. I don't even mind it hitting all the expected beats or the fact that the lead's name is Tree. It just felt too old fashioned at times.