He's having the worst day of his life... over, and over...
A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Smartest made ever undoubtedly, one of comedies the heartfelt, and most funniest.
Undoubtedly one made smartest ever ,the most and heartfelt of, the comedies funniest.
Undoubtedly one of the ever most, funniest heartfelt made comedies ,and smartest.
Undoubtedly one of the smartest, most and made ever funniest heartfelt comedies.
Undoubtedly one of the smartest, most heartfelt and ever comedies made funniest.
Undoubtedly one of the smartest, most heartfelt and funniest comedies made ever.
Undoubtedly one of the smartest, most heartfelt and funniest comedies ever made.
Every day you spend not watching this film at least once is equal to each depressing day Phil spends in the movie. Sure, it's fun for a while, but what's the point of living if you've never seen Groundhog Day?
The most light-hearted existentialist suicide film ever made.
Franz Kafka meets Frank Capra. Flawless.
Haven't I already reviewed this?
Watching Groundhog Day the day after Groundhog Day wasn't really intended as apt smartarsery. I couldn't find the DVD yesterday and only later unearthed it from down the side of the sofa.
I saw this in the cinema when it was first released, and then on TV once or twice later in the decade, but since then it's been a long time. Everything looks so 90's now ...It just used to look normal.
Picture quality included; it reminded me how those little black marks used to appear all the time on cinema films.
I still love the story, and I'm still not quite sure why I don't like Andie MacDowell more. Hmmm... I guess she's too perfect and sensible and doesn't quite seem like a 19th century French poetry sorta gal.
And here is a fascinating - but long - article which tries to calculate how many Groundhog Days Phil endures.
I gave the film four stars last night, but having slept on it I woke up today (to Sonny and Cher on the radio) and realized that GROUNDHOG DAY is a perfect comedy, and that I'd been a schmuck – it clearly deserves top score.
"I would love to stand here and talk with you.... but I'm not going to."
Bill Murray is beyond hilarious. I'm also a sucker for existential films.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Enjoyable rewatch witch made my smile,Bill Murray in great form here
Why It’s Essential — Considered by many to be one of the best and most original comedies of the 90s.
Why You’ll Want to Skip It — Andie MacDowell, who can be unconvincing and a little corny (though the latter quality makes her a perfect antagonist for Murray).
It’s a romantic comedy, and a very good one at that. Quite romantic, quite comedic. Bill Murray is oustanding, easily shouldering the film on his performance. A couple of critiques: 1) I wish it would have pushed further into the existential territory. It touched on it in the scenes with the guys from the bar (what would you do if your life was the same pointless stuff day after day, etc.) and in a few other areas with some reading-in by the audience, but beyond that, it left it alone to keep the tone light. It’s understandable, but personally, I was hoping for more. 2) It’s a romantic comedy. More specifically, it ends as a romcom, unable to escape the tropes of the genre.
The Good: Bill Murray. Tight, top-notch screenplay. Excellent message. Fantastic humor. Plenty of memorable quotes. Surprising attention to detail. Gets better every time.
The Bad: Nothing major.
The Bottom Line: With each repeat viewing over the years, this film has gone from underwhelming to okay to good to a masterpiece in my book. Amazing... One of the finest comedies ever made.
Murray's best film