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Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 13. Groundhog Day (1993)

September 17, 2011

13. Groundhog Day [DVD] (1993)

Plot: Phil Connors (Bill Murray), an arrogant TV weatherman is sent to cover “Groundhog Day” in Punxsutawney, PA; for the third year in a row. While producer Rita (Andie MacDowell) and cameraman Larry (Chris Elliott) enjoy the festival, Phil wants to get out of town as soon as possible, but a snowstorm makes that impossible.

The next morning, Phil wakes to finds it’s Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney all over again…

He’s having the worst day of his life… over, and over… (tagline)

Also Starring: Stephen TobolowskyBrian Doyle-MurrayRick Overton

Directed by: Harold Ramis
Written by: Danny RubinHarold Ramis
Length: 101 min
Budget: N/A
Gross Revenue: $70,906,973 (USA)

My Favorite Movie Quote:
Rita:
Do you every have déjà vu? 
Phil:
Didn’t you just ask me that?

Review: I’ve written so many times on this list about what a comedic genius Bill Murray is. And “Groundhog Day” is his masterpiece, the one that will live on for centuries as one of the greatest comedies ever made.

So I don’t have much to add that hasn’t been said other than I find Andie MacDowell very beautiful and yeah, that’s pretty much it.

Oh yeah, I have a question to ask. I’ve asked it before and I’ll ask it again until I get an answer. Maybe you know? Come closer, yeah you, snuggle up close to the screen and I’ll whisper it to you.. … WHY THE HELL ISN’T CHRIS ELLIOTT A BIGGER STAR???

Sorry for that, didn’t mean to yell. You okay? But just look at those eyes of his, oozing with frustration and envy… I pray his day will come.

Nerdiest Movie Trivia: Early drafts of the script explained the cause of Phil Connors’ weird experience: a disaffected ex-lover called Stephanie cast a spell on him to teach him a lesson.

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 14. Die Hard (1988)

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