Groundhog Day (1993)
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Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom is in his grasp. Phil displays a charm and wit on camera that evaporates the moment the red light goes off; he is bitter, appallingly self-centered, and treats his co-workers with contempt, especially his producer Rita (Andie MacDowell) and cameraman Larry (Chris Elliot). On February 2, 1992, Phil, Rita, and Larry are sent on an assignment that Phil especially loathes: the
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Doris the Waitress
Phil's Assistant Kenny
Flat Tire Lady
Dianne B. Shaw
Piano Hand Double
Herman Bank Guard
John M. Watson Sr.
Groundhog Day may not be the funniest collaboration between Bill Murray and director Harold Ramis... Yet this gentle, small-scale effort is easily the most endearing film of both men's careers, a sweet and amusing surprise package.
Murray hasn't made a comedy this winningly dumb and smart and -- yes -- sweet in a long time. If, indeed, he ever has.
A movie that continually replays a single day could quickly become tedious but, strangely enough, Groundhog Day never does.
Murray's wiseacre persona is perfect for what could be saccharine material in other hands.
Even if you applaud Bill Murray's evolution from inspired comedian to minimalist seriocomic actor, it's a relief to revisit his most varied and charming role as Phil Connors.
Bill Murray is the one veteran of the Saturday Night Live/SCTV axis who still knows how to enter into a giddy conspiracy with his audience.
MacDowell was never more convincing and Chris Elliott is a dry delight as her lens-man. Murray and movie, meanwhile, are a mutual godsend: Groundhog Day rescued his career from calcifying in self-caricature.
Groundhog Day is a good vehicle for Murray, tailored to his deadpan style, and should please fans disappointed by some the comedian's recent movies.
The movie is expertly calculated to derive maximum comic energy from Bill Murray's great, deadpan mug and his drop-dead I'm-not-impressed line readings.
Built around an inspired premise, Groundhog Day is the high-concept comedy to end all high-concept comedies. Easy to watch yet surprisingly profound, it's an entertaining crowd-pleaser which is much smarter than most people watching will realise. Bing!
Bill Murray is in top form at this charming romantic comedy fantasy, well directed by Harold Ramis
A memorable comedy for the ages, Groundhog Day digs deeper than most magic-realist comedies... [Blu-ray]
An entertaining film, but it's also one that can subtly, obliquely inspire you to get out of your rut, do the right things, and move on with your life--whether you believe in karma or not.
- Phil Connors: Do you want to throw up here or in the car?
- Ralph: I think both.
- Rita: You speak French.
- Phil Connors: Oui.
- Phil Connors: I'm a god.
- Rita: You are God?
- Phil Connors: I'm a god, I'm not the God. I don't think.
- Phil Connors: Who is your perfect guy?
- Rita: Well, first of all, he's too humble to know he's perfect.
- Phil Connors: That's me!
- Phil Connors: [to the groundhog] Don't drive angry! Don't drive angry!
- Phil Connors: [talking about an oncoming train] I'm betting he's going to swerve first.
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