Ah, when comedies are done right! What a joy that is. I knew nothing about this movie until only a few days before it’s release, but the trailer alone was enough to gauge my interest. Plus, I have always had a fascination with the Groundhog Day effect so I knew I wasn’t going to pass this one up. It was actually so much better than I expected it to be too!
Nyles (Andy Samberg) is the plus one at Tala (Camila Mendes) and Abe’s (Tyler Hoechlin) wedding. Sarah (Cristin Milioti) is the bride’s sister. Both would rather be anywhere else than stuck (literally) in the middle of the desert in Palm Springs. Finding solace in each other one night, Sarah is transported into an alternate time loop in which she wakes up every day to the same day having to repeat it over and over again. As it turns out, Nyles is stuck in the very same predicament.
Desperate to break through the loop, Sarah attempts absolutely everything she possibly can to have the day be over. Though as she spends more time with Nyles and learns that he has been stuck for even longer than she initially thought, Sarah is forced to think about making some serious changes in her own life while trying staying true to herself in the process.
This was awesome all around! I already mentioned that the concept is one that I love because it makes you think and I love movies that are left open for interpretation. Not only that, but it was very funny and incredibly smart at the same time. It all just seemed to work well together.
With a stacked cast including Peter Gallagher and JK Simmons, it is impossible not to be starstruck. Mix them all in with a stunning backdrop and you are in for quite a treat!
At the end of the day though, I really do think that the moral of the story is an important one and I guarantee that you will walk away from this one with an impression that will last.