Happy Groundhog Day! 1886 is the first recorded celebration of Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. 1993 is the year that the film Groundhog Day was released in theaters. Which means that 108 Groundhog Days passed in that time, but Bill Murray managed to celebrate the holiday way more times than that. The plot of the film is a simple one: Bill Murray is forced to relive the same day over and over again. Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, who is basically just Bill Murray, a sardonic weatherman who travels to Punxsutawney for the annual celebration only to wake up the next day to realize that it’s still Groundhog Day. What follows is comedy gold as Murray goes through the five stages of grief as he adapts to his situation. He goes from believing he is a god to suicidal to the most popular man in town.
Arguably Bill Murray’s funniest film and easily one of the best comedies of all time.
An innocuous holiday to relive over and over created a great tradition for comedy fans everywhere and receives…
4.5 out of 5