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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.
Film #33 of Project 90
”What if there is no tomorrow?”
Groundhog Day proves that even romantic comedies can be pleasant experiences and it proves that a fresh idea can make the most cliched stories and characters exciting. It takes a very simple idea, extends it and eventually extracts something new and refreshing out of it, this praiseworthy ability of using an original idea to re-tell a predictable story in an unpredictable way enables Ramis’ film to grab the attention of its viewers and surprise them, it is not only inventive with its main idea but it is also creative when it comes to developing that idea and creating believable characters and charming dramatic situations.
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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.
Harold Ramis was a bit of a genius wasn't he? Not many directors could have made such an entertaining time-loop film with such a feel-good factor. Sentimental, touching, but ultimately very funny, Bill Murray showed his comedy chops alongside a rather fetching Andie MacDowell who for once wasn't shit. Full of wit, full of fun, and with just enough memorable gags to endear it to millions, Groundhog Day deserves its place among the best of nineties comedies. Murray for some will be always be Dr Peter Venkman or even Lost In Translation's Bob Harris, but for me with the exception of that hairpiece in Kingpin this remains his funniest turn in a career littered with iconic characters.
Groundhog Day or: (Time Spell as translated for me
,well will sound very strange if they translated for real this title)
Harold Amis R.I.P. you did an masterpiece of rom-com ever.
Why this never been nominated at least for best original screenplay at the Oscars? Or Bill Murray. Sometimes great comedies is been snubbed.
Dear Bill Murray, I wrote you this:
I love you, Bill Fucking Murray.
I love you, Because you have the same name as mine.
I love you, Because you wash dishes for strangers.
I love you, Because you read poetry for workers builders.
I love you, Because you owns your own baseball club.
I love you, Because you did Lost In Translation.
I love you, Because…
Haven't I already reviewed this?
The most light-hearted existentialist suicide film ever made.
A while back, Filmspotting did a tribute to Harold Ramis and had to pick between Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. I know Ghostbusters virtually by heart, but felt I needed to revisit GD as the boys were so big on it.
And it severely disappointed. Oh, it's clever, for sure. Well acted and funny in parts. But laborious, and frankly dull in most of the film. The good bits - Bill
Murray knowing everything about everyone, throwing caution to the wind is very very good. The rest is just bleh. No wonder I didn't remember the rest. It was overly sentimental rot
Give me Ghostbusters any time of the week. That sh*t is funny! You know what, give me Ghostbusters II instead
#The last one-third is so weird and such a hasty, stupid way to conclude the film.
# Asshole Bill Murray > 1000x Good Bill Murray.
O filme é bem engraçado e oferece uma reflexão bacana sobre. Uma comédia romântica para quem não é chegado no gênero.
I've seen too many movies like this. Source Code, Run Lola Run, then Edge of Tomorrow, and now Groundhog Day. I've give all of those movies 4 stars, because the idea never gets old. In Groundhog Day, we see Harold Ramis' take on the whole repeat the day over and over idea.
Groundhog Day was definitely the most funny of the 4. If I was stuck in a time loop, I would do exactly what Bill Murray did.
Bill Murray was superb in his role and he really lit this movie up.
The question and complaint I have about Groundhog Day, is that it never explained why he was going through the crisis. That is why it is not a 5 star film.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A grand philosophical statement about redemption presented within a conventional nineties American romantic comedy. Its success lies in its manipulation of genre elements, largely through basic editing and montage, so the conventional and the banal are invested with significance via repetition. Thus, a puddle of icy water in the street is at once a gag and a symbol for Phil's recognition that he's seen that puddle before and that he has the ability to use that knowledge to avoid stepping in it next time. It helps that the straightforward genre aspects are so well done that they generally bear the weight of the repetitions. Stephen Tobolowsky's Ned Ryerson is a hoot, for example, but his character transforms into an unforgettable…
This idea definitely could have been better executed, but overall, it made for a cute movie, despite some inconsistencies.
I did not get how improbably wonderful this film is when I was in high school. Maturity?
Harold Ramis was a genius, there are so many details in this film. Truly one of the best films ever made.
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