On Monday night, I had the pleasure of heading down to the Varsity Theatre to see the World Premiere ofÂ Carl Bessai’s new film, Repeaters. Going in, the only thing I knew about the movie was that it was, not dissimilar to Groundhog Day before it, about people who repeat the same day over and over and over.
None of these re-connections go smoothly. It doesn’t seem like a day any of them would like to repeat, and yet, Kyle wakes up to the same Wednesday every single morning.
The thriller moves from a day of trying to make amends to a day that revolves around an interesting moral question…What would you do with a day that would be erased from existence?? If you knew you’d repeat the day anyway, would you break the law, would you do something you’ve always wanted to do, or would you live it just like any other day? When you realize that your slate gets wiped clean every single day…just how far are you willing to push the bounds ofÂ responsibility?
This movie was certainly NOT what I was expecting…I mean, there was no Bill Murray or Sonny and Cher music anywhere…but I am glad. Because it was great.