Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 May 2017)
Brief Synopsis – A teenager must relive the final day of her life over and over in order to find a way to fix things.
My Take on it – This is a film I went into with no expectations what so ever.
I didn’t expect to be blown away and definitely just expected a typical teen angst drama.
Boy was I wrong!
I enjoyed every minute of this story so much and didn’t want it to end.
They are able to tell us such and interesting tale and they do so in such a compelling way.
The characters are all fun and enjoyable to watch and we never doubt for a second if they are real or not because they all feel so genuine.
For me, at least, the cast was filled with actors and actresses that I hadn’t encountered elsewhere and this perhaps helped me believe this story even more.
The gimmick used here of having a character keep reliving the same day works extremely well in this story because each time we see the day played out, we learn new and interesting things about the characters, their lives and of course the story and mystery of it all.
Each time that the day is relived, we are constantly surprised by the overall outcome.
I actually feel so inspired from this story that I plan to now read the novel it was based on.
I also can’t what to see what the author, Lauren Oliver has in store for us in the future.
Bottom Line – Such a great story that is told in a compelling way. I wasn’t familiar with any of the cast yet they all come across as genuine and make us believe their characters are real people. The “gimmick” of reliving the same day never gets old and they retell only the essential parts of each day so we are constantly surprised at the given outcome each and every time. I’m inspired to read this book based of how much I enjoyed this film and can’t wait to see what other gems the author Lauren Oliver has in store for us all. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – One of many movies where the protagonist must relive the same day over again in a loop. Other examples include: Groundhog Day, 12:01, Edge of Tomorrow, I Do I Do I Do, 12 Dates of Christmas, Pete’s Christmas, and Source Code. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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