Groundhog Day stands out again, and again, and …


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Ground Hog Day is a classic film from the 90s.

Groundhog Day is an excellent and classic movie. It is hard to believe that this film came out 28 years ago. It perfectly blends a superb cast, writers, director, comedy, and serious drama. Through these aspects it earns itself a place in the books as a great movie. Groundhog Day is definitely a funny film. Most of this comedy comes from Phil, the main character who is not the groundhog, and his psychological breakdown throughout the adventure. In this breakdown he does plenty of humorous things including, but not limited to, kidnapping Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, and playing chicken with a train. While the movie does have many serious parts the comedic aspects truly make the movie. It is the best aspect of the movie and deserves recognition.

There is also a very serious aspect to Groundhog Day. These parts are fairly prevalent and drive the plot forward in a clear and understandable way. It also blends well with the comedy of the film. This blend makes Groundhog Day fairly unique, with only one exception. I feel I must say that some scenes do drag down any happy tone of the film. With this said the blend is just right as to not make the Groundhog Day depressing and keep many parts hilarious. Remember when I said Groundhog Day is fairly unique, with only one exception, well that exception is Ghostbusters. Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters share many aspects, including writers and actors. This might be why they share so many similarities. Groundhog Day stars Bill Murray as Phil, again not the groundhog, and Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman. Both movies share Harold Ramis as co writer. He also directs Groundhog Day and stars in both films, in Groundhog Day as unnamed neurologist and in Ghostbusters as Dr. Egon Spengler. Through these similar primary participants both movies share similar features and styles. Bill Murray definitely performs excellently in both movies. Without his absolutely superb acting neither would be nearly as good as they are. He really does help make Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters the masterpieces they are and his contribution should not be overlooked.

Groundhog Day is a great and fairly unique classic movie. It has excellent writing which fleshed out both comedy and drama. These aspects are perfected by the excellent acting and directorship. With all of these things it is hard to say anything else but to watch Groundhog Day
as soon as possible even if it is only passively in the background.