Cert 15, 90 minutes, on Amazon Prime Video from 12 April
Starring: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, JK Simmons Director: Max Barbakow
THE PLOT: Nyles (Samberg) is stuck in a loop, living the same day over and over again – but at least it’s the day of a friend’s wedding in sunny Palm Springs. The experience becomes less lonely when he unwittingly pulls maid of honour Sarah (Milioti) into the same loop. WHAT’S RIGHT WITH IT? This US indie film is plenty smart, amply funny and nicely performed – with the charismatic Samberg reminding us why he really should be a bigger movie star.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT? Groundhog Day purists may feel this is a premise that should never be repeated. VERDICT: See the film that sparked a $17.5m bidding war at the 2020 Sundance Festival. HHHH