Wednesday, January 4, 2012

100 Films You Must See #98

#98
GROUNDHOG DAY
Harold Ramis
1993

Groundhog Day is a film with an extravagant concept. Man gets stuck in a universal glitch and re-lives the same day over and over again, man then needs to find out why and rectify it to start a brand new day. Imagine bringing this script to a producer, you'd get a quick 'No' followed by a sneaky 'Good Luck'.

It has a smart, funny screenplay and it is no doubt pulled off by the comic genius of Bill Murray, he is the pivotal key to making this film. It's the subtle moments of frustration and anxiety that give this mans journey the credence you need to stick with such an out-there concept. At it's heart, there is a romance and Phil (Bill Murray) admittedly has no interest in his colleague Rita (Andy McDowell). The concept acts as quite and original plot for the romance to work in. There have been other films that have clearly stolen from Groundhog Day, like 50 first dates.


This is a film you have to see at least once, or twice or thrice, it's groundhog day!



100 Films You Must See
#98 Groundhog Day

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