A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting “rat” (as he calls it). This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On awaking the ‘following’ day he discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, then comes the realisation that he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing EVERY day. —IMDb
Harold Allen Ramis (born November 21, 1944) is an American actor, director, and writer, specializing in comedy. His best-known film acting roles are as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981), both of which he also co-wrote. As a writer/director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999). Ramis was the original head writer of the television series SCTV (in which he also performed), and one of three screenwriters for the film National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978).
Ramis was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ruth (née Cokee) and Nathan Ramis, shopkeepers who owned the store Ace Food & Liquor Mart on the city’s far North Side. He had a Jewish upbringing, although in his adult life he does not practice any organized religion. He graduated from Nicholas Senn High School in Chicago, and, in 1966, from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was a member of the Alpha Xi chapter… read more
Re-watching this it's hard to figure out how a movie so gimmicky can be so good. It's like an extended twilight zone episode, a great one. Bill Murray and Andie McDowell steal the show, but the performances from everyone are really top notch. The below comment likens this to Camus and frankly I can see why. A hilarious nightmare. Don't know why I'm writing this though. I expect you've already seen it. Watch it again.
Wow, I was impressed and kept smiling the whole time in this film. This is not that kind of a movie with something that we have seen before, of course there’s comedy and romance, but hold on, there’s… read review
Imaginez un peu que vous vous réveillez un matin et qu’en réalité, vous revivez exactement la même journée que la précédente. Ou du moins que les événements sont identiques si vous ne changez pas votre… read review
This is a modern day masterpiece. Roger Ebert said it best, it’s so effortless and so easy going you don’t realize how good it is until you see it a few more times… not a lot of films age so well… read review