Year of Release: 1993
Director: Harold Ramis
Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray, Marissa Geraghty, Angela Paton, Rick Overton
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 8
"Groundhog Day" benefits from the fantastic original story of Danny Rubin, and director Harold Ramis, who had successfully worked on classic comedies such as "Ghostbusters" and "Caddyshack" (to name but a few), manages to elevate the material to scenarios that are truly memorable. The film also benefits from a fantastic performance from Bill Murray, who gives the film an edge and a heart that makes the transition of the central character truly touching and simultaneously hilarious. The supporting cast are equally good, from the underrated Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott and Stephen Tobolowsky. This is a comedy that is intelligent, anchored in a truly unique idea and perfectly executed by a director with a great comic timing. A wonderful comedy always worth watching.