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Groundhog Day

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Groundhog Day


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There is an old belief that everyone is rewarded with the heaven or hell that he deserves. For Phil, the nasty, self-centered weather forecaster in "Groundhog Day," that hell reveals itself one morning in the Groundhog Capitol of the USA, Punxsutawney, Pa. He has journeyed there to do a remote broadcast about his namesake, the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, and wakes up the next morning in the same bed, with the radio playing the same song, and it gradually becomes clear to him that he is reliving precisely the same day.
Title: Groundhog Day
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, CA :, Columbia Pictures Industries :, Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, c2008
Edition: 15th anniversary special ed. widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: Audio commentary with director Harold Ramis; A different day: an interview with Harold Ramis [featurette] (10 min.); Groundhog Day: The Weight of Time [featurette] (25 min.); The Study of Groundhogs: A Real Life Look at Marmots [featurette] (7 min.); Deleted scenes (6 min.); Previews (4 min.)
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993
Summary: There is an old belief that everyone is rewarded with the heaven or hell that he deserves. For Phil, the nasty, self-centered weather forecaster in "Groundhog Day," that hell reveals itself one morning in the Groundhog Capitol of the USA, Punxsutawney, Pa. He has journeyed there to do a remote broadcast about his namesake, the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, and wakes up the next morning in the same bed, with the radio playing the same song, and it gradually becomes clear to him that he is reliving precisely the same day.
Audience: MPAA Rating: PG; for thematic elements
ISBN: 9781424884872
142488487X
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Gr
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Report This Jan 27, 2014
  • SusannahElf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Unlike Bill Murray's experience of February 2nd, this movie never gets old. It's both funny and insightful, and works equally well (I imagine) for people with no sense of humour (it's that deep..) or with no depth (it's that funny..). You can't lose, really.

Report This Jul 09, 2013
  • DebAK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another one of my all-time faves! LOVE Bill Murrey. Great cast, brilliant story.

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  • veganboy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Although the writing was merely decent, this is a comedic performance that could've only been pulled off by Bill Murray.

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  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is my all-time favorite movie and, in my view, where Bill Murray is at his best (second to the first Ghost Busters). It has even become a joke in our family to poke fun at each other with lines from GHD, like "Don't drive angry"! At first, I watched it for the fun. After all, only Bill Murray can make me laugh hard by just standing there and staring, either with a quizzical or an utterly blank look. But then I started seeing another side to the story, deeper, with a message. As I am no movie critic, I can only say that, in my humble view, the selfish, bitter, megalomaniac egocentric character Bill Murray plays, suffers a radical transformation throughout the movie. The ones who have had the luck of seeing a butterfly come out of a cocoon will certainly forgive me for comparing the Phil of the beginning of the movie with an imprisoned larva, and the one at the end with the hesitantly delicate butterfly slowly coming out to the world. If that's not enough to make you watch the movie, read this review from Jonah Goldberg--certainly a much better writer: "A Movie for All Time" http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/228088/movie-all-time/jonah-goldberg (The article is really worth reading!)

Report This Jan 10, 2013
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A funny, clever film that plays around with time, repeating the same day over and over again without getting repetitive. Bill Murray is a self absorbed weather man turning up in Pennsylvania for the annual groundhog festivities, but quickly finds himself trapped as the same day keeps repeating, and he's the only one aware of it. He gives a tremendous performance that shows just how good an actor he can be, mixing some of his usual wiseguy routine with pathos, despair, and empathy for his fellow man as he goes from being an egomaniac and a jerk to ultimately becoming a better human being for it. Some of the best humour derives from his realization that there are no consequences to anything he happens to do, and Murray has tremendous chemistry with Andie MacDowell throughout the film. An exceptional film, and it holds up even better over time.

Report This Oct 27, 2012
  • sherryfogel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

superb

Report This Aug 08, 2012
  • musicv rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this film. It's a little like run lola run.

Report This Apr 14, 2012
  • MARSHAANNE rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Bill Murray is a wonderful actor and this movie brings out some of his best. He finds himself living the same day over and over, and eventually learns to become a better person. A much better movie than this review! It is very funny with some good life lessons.

Report This Mar 28, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is the closest thing to a modern Frank Capra movie I have found, and is totally brought to life by a wonderful performance by Bill Murray. And while I would have appreciated it more if it had been a little darker it is still a great movie. The script is well written and the movie is well acted. I would recommend this to fans of the more science fiction type romantic comedies.

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  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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  • Sebastian S Gomez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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  • lucky rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Report This Mar 28, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Report This Mar 12, 2009
  • lucky rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A famous weather report repeats the worst day of his life on groundhogs day over and over again, and he can't figure out how to stop it.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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  • lucky rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: There are some scenes where he commits suicide.

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Wow! Looking *foxy* tonight man! Hey, is your troop gonna be selling cookies again this year? (Phill to Larry)

I'll give you a winter prediction: It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life. (Phill

Report This Mar 28, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Phil: You wanna throw up here, or you wanna throw up in the car? Ralph: I think... both.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Phil: Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Phil: Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster? Mrs. Lancaster: I don't think so, but I could check with the kitchen.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Phil: I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank piña coladas. At sunset, we made love like sea otters. [Ralph and Gus snort] Phil: *That* was a pretty good day. Why couldn't I get *that* day over, and over, and over...

Report This Mar 01, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"I've killed myself so many times, I don't even exist anymore."

Report This Sep 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Phil: Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster? Mrs. Lancaster: I don't think so, but I could check with the kitchen.

Report This Sep 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Phil: I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank piña coladas. At sunset, we made love like sea otters. [Ralph and Gus snort] Phil: *That* was a pretty good day. Why couldn't I get *that* day over, and over, and over...

Report This Sep 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Phil: Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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