MUST #2 : Groundhog Day
Yesterday, after playing a series of movie quizzes in which this poster was constantly appearing, me and my girlfriend decided to give a chance to this movie classic and watch it. The only thing I knew about the movie was that Bill Murray was the leading actor so even the plot was a wonderful surprise to me. “Groundhog Day” tells us the story of one weather man, Phill (interpreted by Bill Murray), who by the fourth year in a row has to cover the story about a groundhog who predicts if the spring is coming or not in a day known as the Groundhog Day. After the groundhog prediction, Phill and his news channel team, Rita (Andie McDowell) and Larry (Chris Elliott) are stuck in the small town after the warning that a storm was coming.
Phill was not the nicest man and he had the feeling of superiority regarding everyone but, after a good night of sleep, everything changed and Phill founds himself living the same Groundhog day over and over again. And even though he continued to be a jerk to everyone in the beginning he soon will learn how to make everyone and himself happy by helping them and by being a kind and selfless man.
“Groundhog Day” is a simple yet powerful comedy in which a man with a poor spirit has the chance to change himself by living the same day over and over again. Winner of the BAFTA Film Award for best Original Screenplay, this kind and sweet movie will conquer you right from the beginning with amazing characters and performances such as the ones by Bill Muraay and Andie McDowel and a lovely story in which a man finds the love of his life by changing his behaviors and attitudes towards the world.
This movie is a must-see that deserves to be in your watch list and that almost 20 years after its release is still amazing, original and funny. A wonderful movie that will definitely surprise you. Trust me and watch it, because you in the end you won’t regret it.