Monday, July 29, 2013

Groundhog Day, 1993

Directed by Harold Ramis
Written by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis
Starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell

I think this is Bill Murray's best movie. It's a good story based on an intriguing premise. It's very funny, and, dare I say, even moving at a few moments. He's at the top of his game and obviously working well with Harold Ramis, who is also at the top of his game. The other performances are fine, but this is Bill's movie and he carries it off. It's not a masterpiece of cinema, but it's head-and-shoulders above most comedies (and a lot of what's out there). I could list my favorite lines, but there are too many. There's something particularly hilarious about the recurring scenes in the diner -- especially the scene where he drinks coffee from the decanter and when he gets Andie McDowell's list of what she's looking for in a man ("Me again").

There's also notable material about it in this article; spoiler alert for the article: I hope they're finally talking again.

And it's in The Pantheon.

Groundhog Day at IMDB.


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