Groundhog Day

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Groundhog Day is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Ramis and Danny Rubin.

Summary

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

Why It Rocks

  1. The actors give great performances, especially from Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.
  2. The idea of making a man live on the same day in a continuous loop is pretty original.
  3. There are a bunch of funny and heartwarming moments throughout the film.
  4. Some decent story and character development, especially with the main character, Phil.
  5. It’s one of Bill Murray’s best known and most highly-praised films.
  6. The film has some proper and well-done pacing.
  7. Harold Ramis has shown to have great skills as a director.
  8. Amazing writing.
  9. Each and everyone of the scenes are very well-executed.

Reception

Groundhog Day holds a 96% "Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The site's consensus reads "Smart, sweet, and inventive, Groundhog Day highlights Murray's dramatic gifts while still leaving plenty of room for laughs". The film is regarded as a contemporary classic. It has a score of 72 out of 100 at Metacritic, indicating "Generally favorable reviews."