Happy Death Day 2U 0.0 stars

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Synopsis

The first installment of director Christopher Landon’s horror riff on Groundhog Day worked its premise to amusing enough effect: grief-damaged young woman Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) gets trapped in a time loop that sees her killed again and again on her birthday, but she manages to use said loop to uncover and eventually thwart her killer. As a bonus, she works on her issues and falls in love in the process. The sequel makes it clear why there was no Groundhog Day 2: The Return of Punxutawney Phil. What is left to be done? Answer: not much, so let’s pad out a consideration of What If Life Had Gone Differently? with forced drama, mild danger, halfhearted gags, undefined characters, underwhelming romance, and a lot — too much, really —of science talk surrounding a time-loop gizmo named after Sisyphus. (Okay, the name is cute.) Probably the most memorable bit — if only because of its willingness to wander into the realm of questionable taste, and so make the audience maybe feel something — is our heroine’s played-for-laughs suicide montage. Rothe mugs and emotes for all she’s worth, which is something, but her effort only highlights the desultory character of everything around her.

Matthew Lickona

Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Rated: PG-13

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Showtimes

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AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall. 760-945-1365

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    2:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    5:15 p.m., 8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    5:15 p.m., 8 p.m.

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    11:40 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    11:40 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    11:40 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    10:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

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    10:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

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    1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:10 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    12:15 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:10 p.m.

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    11:45 a.m., 2:10 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

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    11:45 a.m., 2:10 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10 p.m.

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    1:10 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 8:50 p.m.

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    10:55 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    1:10 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 8:50 p.m.

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

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    11:35 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

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    2:10 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:35 p.m.

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    2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:25 p.m.

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    2:10 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:35 p.m.

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

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    12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

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    12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

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    noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.

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    noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.

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    noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City. 888-262-4386

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    11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

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    2:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway. 858-646-9423

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    2 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

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    2 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA. 951-699-4970

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    11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

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    11:25 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:20 p.m.

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    2:20 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

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    2:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    2:20 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    11:25 a.m., 2:10 p.m., 5:55 p.m., 8:05 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

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    11:25 a.m., 2:10 p.m., 5:55 p.m.

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    11:45 a.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:45 p.m.

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    11:45 a.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:45 p.m.

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    noon, 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

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    noon, 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

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    noon, 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista. 760-945-7469

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    9:50 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:55 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 10:45 p.m.

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    9:50 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:55 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 10:45 p.m.

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    12:15 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:55 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 10:45 p.m.

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    12:15 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:55 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 10:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    12:15 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:55 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 10:45 p.m.

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    11:55 a.m., 2:35 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 8:05 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 10:40 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    11:55 a.m., 2:35 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 8:05 p.m., 10:05 p.m., 10:40 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    12:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 8:05 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10:35 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    12:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 8:05 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10:35 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    12:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 8:05 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10:35 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    12:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. 619-465-3040

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    10:45 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    10:45 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    10:45 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    10:45 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    10:45 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    10:45 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. 858-274-9994

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    10:20 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 5:35 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:25 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    10:20 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 5:35 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    10:20 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 5:35 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    10:20 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 5:35 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    10:20 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 5:35 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    10:20 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 5:35 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 844-462-7342

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    10:40 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

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    10:40 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    11:20 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    11:20 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    11:20 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    2:20 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    11:40 a.m., 2:25 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10:45 p.m.

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    11:40 a.m., 2:25 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    11:40 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:25 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    11:40 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:25 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    11:40 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:25 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    1:20 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:25 p.m.

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    1:20 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    1:55 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    1:55 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    1:55 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    1:55 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    11 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    11 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    11 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    11 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    1:45 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    1:45 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    1:45 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    1:45 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    1:45 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 10 p.m.

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. 619-660-3483

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    noon, 2:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:35 p.m.

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    noon, 2:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:35 p.m.

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    12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

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    12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    11:55 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 10:55 p.m.

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    11:55 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 10:55 p.m.

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    11:55 a.m., 12:35 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 8:50 p.m., 10:55 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    11:55 a.m., 12:35 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 8:50 p.m., 10:55 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    11:55 a.m., 12:35 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 8:50 p.m., 10:55 p.m.

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego. 619-685-2841

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    10:05 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 10:45 p.m.

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    10:05 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 8:10 p.m.

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    10:05 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 8:10 p.m.

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    10:05 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 8:10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    10:05 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 8:10 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    10:05 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 8:10 p.m.

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