Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Director: Harold Ramis Writers: Harold RamisDanny Rubin. Cast: Bill MurrayAndie MacDowellChris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

“I would give my left arm to have written that fucking script” said Tarantino about “Groundhog Day”. And for once I agree with him!

I don’t know what makes this film so wonderful, whether the brilliant idea behind it or Murray’s superb performance which is both deadpan and heartfelt as he desperately looks for a way out of the loop in which his life seems to be stuck. Watching again tonight I was reminded of Harold Raimi’s perfectly orchestrated direction, gentle, sweet, warm and polished. He came up with the idea together with first-time screenwriter Danny Rubin, one of those rare comedies which is smart, funny with a profound message too. It’s easy to underestimate how original this idea was, especially since today it has become almost a genre of its own, from Run Lola Run, to Triangle, Source Code, Tom Cruise’s edge of Tomorrow, the TV series Russian doll and the most recent Palm Springs… and this is just to mention a few. It may have lost some of its originality because of all its surrogates (most of which are actually rather good), but it’s still one of the best American comedies.

“I would give my left arm to have written that fucking script” said Tarantino about “Groundhog Day”. And for once I agree with him!

I don’t know what makes this film so wonderful, whether the brilliant idea behind it or Murray’s superb performance which is both deadpan and heartfelt as he desperately looks for a way out of the loop in which his life seems to be stuck. Watching again tonight I was reminded of Harold Raimi’s perfectly orchestrated direction, gentle, sweet, warm and polished. He came up with the idea together with first-time screenwriter Danny Rubin, one of those rare comedies which is smart, funny with a profound message too. It’s easy to underestimate how original this idea was, especially since today it has become almost a genre of its own, from Run Lola Run, to Triangle, Source Code, Tom Cruise’s edge of Tomorrow, the TV series Russian doll and the most recent Palm Springs… and this is just to mention a few. It may have lost some of its originality because of all its surrogates (most of which are actually rather good), but it’s still one of the best American comedies.

“I would give my left arm to have written that fucking script” said Tarantino about “Groundhog Day”. And for once I agree with him!

I don’t know what makes this film so wonderful, whether the brilliant idea behind it or Murray’s superb performance which is both deadpan and heartfelt as he desperately looks for a way out of the loop in which his life seems to be stuck. Watching again tonight I was reminded of Harold Raimi’s perfectly orchestrated direction, gentle, sweet, warm and polished. He came up with the idea together with first-time screenwriter Danny Rubin, one of those rare comedies which is smart, funny with a profound message too. It’s easy to underestimate how original this idea was, especially since today it has become almost a genre of its own, from Run Lola Run, to Triangle, Source Code, Tom Cruise’s edge of Tomorrow, the TV series Russian doll and the most recent Palm Springs… and this is just to mention a few. It may have lost some of its originality because of all its surrogates (most of which are actually rather good), but it’s still one of the best American comedies.

“I would give my left arm to have written that fucking script” said Tarantino about “Groundhog Day”. And for once I agree with him!

I don’t know what makes this film so wonderful, whether the brilliant idea behind it or Murray’s superb performance which is both deadpan and heartfelt as he desperately looks for a way out of the loop in which his life seems to be stuck. Watching again tonight I was reminded of Harold Raimi’s perfectly orchestrated direction, gentle, sweet, warm and polished. He came up with the idea together with first-time screenwriter Danny Rubin, one of those rare comedies which is smart, funny with a profound message too. It’s easy to underestimate how original this idea was, especially since today it has become almost a genre of its own, from Run Lola Run, to Triangle, Source Code, Tom Cruise’s edge of Tomorrow, the TV series Russian doll and the most recent Palm Springs… and this is just to mention a few. It may have lost some of its originality because of all its surrogates (most of which are actually rather good), but it’s still one of the best American comedies.

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