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Nate Lee’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
<Worth A Watch>
1. A solid crowdpleaser that provides a refreshing updated take on the Groundhog Day formula.
2. The film relies heavily on the lovable charm and chemistry between its two main cast, Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti. Samberg delivers the comedy and Milioti delivers the drama, it’s a fun duo to watch.
3. Technically, nothing really stands out. Both the editing and the direction feels solid. But it’s really the screenplay, especially its first half that makes it for such an entertaining watch.
4. However, it’s also the same screenplay that I had the most trouble with. Logical fallacies and questionable character motivations aside, the film starts out as if it’s different from any other time-loop rom-coms but never quite takes the risk to do something different, eventually diverting back to the cliches of the old by the end. To put it gently, it makes you wonder if the journey had been worth it. To put it more bluntly, you end up feeling pretty betrayed.
5. J.K. Simmons is always a winner.