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Still from Joe Dante’s Gremlins (1984)

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Groundhog Day ★★★★½

What would you do if you were forced to relive the same day over and over and over again? That's the premise behind the 1993 classic, Groundhog Day. I added it to my Movie Club list simply because "it's supposed to be good", and it was!

This movie gets so many things right (casting Bill Murray is definitely one of them), but I really want to praise the clever writing. The scenes are so creative that seeing what Bill's character is going to do or say next becomes the highlight of the film.

There's also an unusually high range of emotions for a comedy film. At one point (shortly after his realization the day was repeating) it actually felt like a horror. When he started to show his depression, I was extremely empathetic. I shared his feeling of invulnerability when he realized he "was a god".

Overall, this is easily one of the best comedies I've ever seen. Clever and well thought-out from start to finish. If you missed out on Groundhog Day, it's time to give it a watch.