Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
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.
A fascinating blend of heartfelt narration, wonderful direction, clever writing, impressive performances & remarkable use of humour, Groundhog Day is one of the most exciting, witty & original concepts to grace the film canvas and isn't just one of the best films of its year or decade but is simply one of cinema's finest comedies of all time.
Set in the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Groundhog Day concerns a self-centered meteorologist who, for unexplained reasons, finds himself stuck in a time loop & always ends up living the same day with same events over n over again. The plot covers his confusion, frustration, hedonism, depression & acceptance of his fate after which he starts re-examining his life & priorities.
Directed by Harold Ramis, Groundhog Day…
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.
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.
This must have been a…
Haven't I already reviewed this?
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…
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.
How many films play a suicide montage for laughs?
One of my favorite comedies, interesting.
I wish I could watch this movie again for the first time. The turns this movie makes are fantastic.
It starts like any other kind of movie where you have no consequences, Bill Murray figures out he can do whatever he wants and crazy stuff happens. But it changes into this amazingly heartfelt, introspective romance and it actually gets pretty dark for a few minutes.
It's definitely one of the funniest, cleverest, and most touching movies I've ever seen.
Though the concept has now been dragged through the mud, someone repeating the same day over and over again was new and exciting in the early 90s, and the novelty aged well in this film. This is due in part to great writing, which doesn’t dwell at all on the science or reasoning behind what is happening, and focuses more on the protagonists growth rather than his success. Another major plus for this movie was casting the insanely watchable Bill Murray in the lead role. He’s never done a bad job in a role, ever. He was able to capture the both the aloofness of an egomaniac and the zen of an enlightened man flawlessly, as if those were both…
What would you do?
[crying about harold ramis]
What would you do if you had to live the same day over and over? It's the question that gets asked in this intelligent comedy, which sees selfish TV weatherman Bill Murray (in excellent form) grudgingly stuck in small town America on Groundhog Day. When he awakens the next day to find it's Groundhog Day again, he begins exploring options on how to get accompanying producer Mc Dowell in bed. Of course, eventually the pursuit becomes one of winning over her heart, and becoming a better man. Danny Rubin's script is excellent in that it keeps perfect track of all the ramifications of Murray's journey. It keeps a good balance between comedy, philosophy and romance, taking only a few wrong turns along the way. Thankfully, it never gives into sappy sentimentality, and keeps dialogue sharp and crisp.
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