Director: Ry Russo-Young
Studio: Open Road Pictures
Rated: PG-13 (For mature thematic content involving drinking, sexuality, bullying, some violent images, and language-all involving teens)
What might make the stakes here a little more tragic is that Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch) dies at the end of the day every time. It must drive her crazy knowing that she is forced to relive the same day over and over with the knowledge that she will die in the same car crash every time. For that matter, having to go through the same day every day means that she starts to really put her life into perspective. She is more aware of the kind boy who gives her a surprise flower every day and who may just be a lot nicer than the current boyfriend she has. She hangs with her friends and starts to find their jokes shallow and mean spirited. However, on other versions of the same day, she learns more about her friend’s past, which means we sort of understand why they act as shallow as they do. They put on a show for the world because they don’t want the world to know what they really are: scared kids.
Parents, I suspect this movie was originally supposed to be rated R before the studio got cold feet and released it with a PG-13. Never-the-less, there are still many scenes of drinking, cursing, talking about having sex (actually having some in a few cases), and violent images. Certain scenes that would normally have nudity keep private parts covered, but the gesture is enough to make you wonder. Recommended for ages 15 and up.