Groundhog Day details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Robin Duke, Brian Doyle Murray, Angela Paton, Marita Geraghty, Andie MacDowell, Bill Murray, Stephen Tobolowsky, Chris Elliott, Harold Ramis, Rick Ducommun|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Back to the 90s, Best of HD, Half Term Hits, Halloween Antidotes, Happy New Year!, Haven't Seen That in Ages!, IMDb Highest Rated, It's About Time|
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Feb 2002|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
Most helpful review
Funny, sweet, unexpectedly profound!By Hazel from London SE5 , 27 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a great film to watch with friends so you can discuss the questions it raises over a beer afterwards ... Groundhog day is a gentle romantic comedy but deals with unexpectedly big issues such as confronting eternity, finding meaning in daily drudgery and how to take control of your own destiny.
Bill Murray finds himself in a wierd timewarp situation (using a device that is surprisingly convincing), that means he relives one day over and over again. The scope of his activities throughout the day is quite astonishing and very imaginative. It makes you think of the infinite aspects that make up a single experience and particularly draws attention to the many different stories imminent within a single situation.
I felt Bill Murray's situation is analagous to a general modern feeling that you are stuck in the same place, day after day, with no hope of escape. The movie explores how to identify and achieve meaning and progression from a dead-end situation.
I found the acting ocassionally rather suspect, but that did not detract from my overall enjoyment of a delightful and unexpectedly thought-provoking story.
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Funny and MovingBy Alven (2 reviews) , 06 Dec 2013A insightful film about character and redemption. Bill Murray was idealy cast and Andie McDowell is a pleasure to watch. Funny, serious and ultmiatly moving.
Excellent filmBy a customer , 08 Oct 2013Excellent film, watched it when first came out, enjoyed it then, enjoyed it now, teenage sons enjoyed it too would definitely recommend
The perfect comedy, with the perfect comedy actorBy JafarIqbal (94 reviews) from London , 21 Aug 2013When weatherman Phil (Bill Murray) travels to a small town for its annual Groundhog Day, he ends up living the same day over and over again. At first, it is a curse, but he soon finds that he can use it to his advantage. I wish I could tell you why its taken me over twenty-six years to watch Groundhog Day but, in truth, there isnt a good reason. Theres no excuse for being deprived of such a fantastically written, fantastically acted romantic comedy. Yeah. I liked it. Theres no disputing how talented Bill Murray is if youve seen Ghostbusters or Caddyshack (or even The Royal Tenenbaums for more contemporary audiences), you already know. This, though, is his tour-de-force. Its not often that hes given the chance to play a leading man, but he does it with ease. His chemistry with Andie MacDowell is brilliant, as is his interplay with the other actors in the film. We could talk about how good everyone else is, and they are good, but that would take away from Murray. This is his movie, and he deserves all the accolades. But the writing needs to be commended too. Despite the somewhat frothy nature of the film, it does tackle some very serious topics. The idea of death; of immortality; of ego; of mans place in the world; of love. Pretty heavy stuff, all aptly handled within this 100-or-so-minute light comedy. I could probably try and think of something to criticise, in the interest of balanced journalism. But I won't do that. This film is a joy to see, and thats exactly how it should be remembered. You just have to sit back and enjoy the ride.
Should've seen it at the cinema!!By funkyhelen (49 reviews) , 13 Aug 2013Thought I should see this film, as there are often questions about it in quizzes!! (& I realise it's quite dated now) It was actually quite annoying though, but maybe if I'd seen it when it origionally came out, I may have found it more to my sense of humour, but now it's just dated!!
Classic MurrayBy TandD (8 reviews) , 31 Jul 2013This is possibly one of my favourite films. In my eyes a classic. I love the unique idea for this film and never tire of it. Some might say it is a bit repetitive but that's the point - it's meant to frustrate and tease you and tug away at you. Bill Murray is hilariously funny throughout and arguably his best film. This film has a bit of everything in equal quantities. Classic!