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Every Day


Stars: Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, Owen Teague, Maria Bello, Debby Ryan

Director: Michael Sucsy

This is an intriguing idea and it's a shame that, in this incarnation at least, it doesn't really work. That reference is ironically apposite to the film, which is a distant relative to Adam Sandler's 50 First Kisses and involves high school student Rhiannon (Australian actress Rice) encountering an entity that changes bodies every day.

Right now, it's jumping in and out of people around Rhiannon, and can turn out to be gay or straight, black or white, male or female.

But the director hedges his bets on the appeal of the film by making most of the bodies it 'snatches' belong to hunky young males.

At first bewildered, Rhiannon eventually catches on and ditches her uncaring boyfriend Justin (Smith) in favour of Alexander (the Anthony Perkins-like Teague), in whose body the entity manages to stay for more than 24 hours.

The film's problem, though, is that it's all talk and not much diversity. Performances, even the previously promising Rice's, are on the bland side. And, while the film does possess a certain charm, it's also ever so slightly tedious.

David Quinlan

Canada/USA 2018. UK Distributor: Vertigo (Orion). Colour by deluxe.
97 minutes. Widescreen. UK certificate: 12A.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 1, Violence/Horror 0, Drugs 0, Swearing 0.

Review date: 16 Apr 2018