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It's a really nice party, until ... Danielle (Alyssa Corella) wakes up
in a bedroom she has never seen before. Soon enough, her "host"
Edgar (Ben Barlow) shows up, bringing her breakfast, and telling her he
took her in after he saw her passed out drunk, and her best friends (Bryna
Vogel, Daniel Austin) having abandoned her after an argument. Now the
argument part is real, but still, Danielle is less than convinced her
friends would ever leave her behind. Plus, why does he insist her phone
has died, claim that his is broken, and that a friend has borrowed his
car? And isn't it odd that Edgar lives one and a half hours away from the
party venue in the middle of nowhere? And how come all the doors in his
house have number locks, and the windows are padlocked? It doesn't
Danielle long to figure out she's been kidnapped, despite Edgar's
assurances to the contrary, as he claims to be "the good guy
here", and she'll come to like him once she knows him better.
Ultimately, Danielle makes an escape attempt, but Edgar overpowers her and
strangles her to death. Danielle goes to heaven - but not to stay as a
ring she inherited from her granddad (Earl Sumner) drags her back to the
land of the living, and back in time to the moment she first woke up in
Edgar's house. This time she's somewhat prepared for what's expecting her
and tries to overcome Edgar, only to be killed again - and wake up again
in Edgar's house. She makes many more attempts to escape, all ending in
her death - and coming to life again. Ultimately she tries a different
tactic, tries to befriend Edgar and find out more about him, only to find
out she's not his first abductee, and all her predecessors have ultimately
be killed by him. She has somewhat of an advantage by reliving the
experience again and again and being able to steer her fate - but how many
more times will she be able, or even willing, to die?
Now of course, one can't overlook the similarities of this
movie's premise to that of Groundhog Day (even if the time loop
idea by no means originated with that movie) - but that's really where the
similarities end already, as while the earlier film was a somewhat
sentimental comedy, ReSet is an all-out thriller with much higher
stakes. And the film might use the time loop idea as a premise, but not as
a gimmick, as the main focus of the movie is on tension and suspense
rather than anything else, and it's really a genre savvy direction and the
chemistry between the two leads (besides a clever script of course) that
keeps the audience constantly on the edge of their seats, to make this one
really exciting exercise in genre filmmaking.