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Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smart-aleck cameraman (Chris Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. But on his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard, which he failed to predict, and finds himself stuck in small-town hell. Just when things couldn't get any worse, they do. Phil wakes the next morning to find it's Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again.
Bill Murray does warmth in his most consistently effective post-Stripes comedy, a romantic fantasy about a wacky weatherman forced to relive one strange day over and over again, until he gets it right. Snowed in during a road-trip expedition to watch the famous groundhog encounter his shadow, Murray falls into a time warp that is never explained but pays off so richly that it doesn't need to be. The elaborate loop-the-loop plot structure cooked up by screenwriter Danny Rubin is crystal-clear every step of the way, but it's Murray's world-class reactive timing that makes the jokes explode, and we end up looking forward to each new variation. He squeezes all the available juice out of every scene. Without forcing the issue, he makes us understand why this fly-away personality responds so intensely to the radiant sanity of the TV producer played by Andie MacDowell. The blissfully clueless Chris Elliott (Cabin Boy) is Murray's nudnik cameraman. --David Chute
I'll never get tired of watching this movie! Great entertainment with a hidden meaning: we get to do things again and again until we get them right.Published 1 day ago by Runa
Do not get the SD version of this because the qulity is unwatchable and of course Amazon charges you 2.99 for that s***ty version and you can't cancel it once you watch any of it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Thea L Little
This is just about as close to a perfect movie as one could strive for.
The characters, the humor, the pacing. All of it is just so pitch perfect and hilarious. Read more
This is such a great movie with a lot of deep meanings behind it, in a way we can relate yet be entertained by Bill Murray in this amazing comedy. One of my favorites.Published 8 days ago by Aaron
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This is one of my favorite movies of all time, but I cannot have this version in my collection with that atrocious cover.
Mar 1, 2014 by Tyler Travis | See all 2 posts
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i think it's called 12:01
Jan 31, 2009 by provkitir | See all 4 posts
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An interview, another doc, and deleted scenes. It also might look better.
Jan 30, 2008 by anubus | See all 3 posts
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