Alex Lucey’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'm just going to say right off the bat that I was not super excited about this movie before it came out. Even though I am a fan of the ''Groundhog Day'' formula, i felt that there wasn't much you could do with it to make it feel new and original, and as a rom-com (which I also enjoy by the way) I thought it would be even more formulaic. I am so glad to be wrong.
Now, one of the main things that can make or break a rom-com is the chemistry between the leads. If we don't believe that they like each other then we won't root for them. However, Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti do have great chemistry which is a relief because they carry the entire movie. I'm not saying that the supporting cast are bad, some are actually really good, especially JK Simmons. But this film isn't about this characters , it's about Niles and Sarah, who are very well written and acted.
I also thought that this film worked very well as a comedy. It isn't laugh-out-loud funny but I did laugh quite a few times here. I'm a big fan of Andy Samberg due to my love of Brooklyn 99 and I was expecting a similar performance and style of humor but he really surprised me with a much more nihilistic style of humor. Cristin Milioti also really surprised me as I was not familiar with her before watching this but now I want to see more of her, definitely the stand-out performance. If I were to complain about something I would say that It didn't have to be an R-rated raunchy comedy. I'm not a fan of cheap sex jokes and they were definitely the weakest ones here. I feel like this rating only limits the audience.
Overall despite my gripe about the rating, I loved this movie. The characters are well written and performed, there are many good jokes and provides an original spin to the ''Groundhog Day'' formula. This is quite possibly the best film of 2020 so far and I definitely recommend it if you have Hulu