Monday, February 2, 2015

Groundhog Day (1993)

Director: Harold Ramis
Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Willie Garson, Brian Doyle-Murray

Phil is a weatherman heading to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to recording the coming out of the groundhog on Groundhog's Day for the third year in a row. This year, Rita, a new news producer for the channel is coming along. Phil has fallen for her, but for some reason he is having to relive Groundhog's Day every single day until he is a changed man.

This is the best and the only movie that is about Groundhog's Day. It is an odd day to center a movie around, but it is such a good movie. There is nothing, and I mean nothing wrong with this movie.
This was not a stupid slap-stick movie by any means. Harold Ramis worked his magic to create a movie that never really slowed down and never made you feel bored. He even put himself in the movie as the doctor, but he does that a lot.

The cast for this movie was great, and I mean it. Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott had great chemistry. I think this is the only movie where you could say that, but it is true. The rest of the cast is full of faces that most people will recognize from tons of other movies. It is full of talent and characters.

The movie never really states how long that he was stuck living that day, but to be able to learn what he learned it must have been months. The way the repeated days were shot and edited keep you interested in how the Phil character keep developing for earn Rita's heart. While doing all of that, the movie showed how a small community can come together to love and appreciate someone. I know it's only a movie, but it can give a person a sense of hope.

This is a movie to add to your collection. It is a great movie to lift you when you are feeling down. Well, it could happen. Enjoy.  

Groundhog Day (1993) Trailer

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