Fifth about The Seventh

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day: director Harold Ramis and co-screenwriter Danny Rubin may not have been the original creators of the time-loop idea, but the execution of this comedy is so good it became the model to be recognized and followed nevertheless. The story is funny, but also has the heart in the right place. Bill Murray is very good, with great rage, from acid, insufferable prima donna to desperate nihilistic to caring human being; Andie MacDowell is very fine, charming, smart and sensible. Chris Elliott and Stephen Tobolowsky give a pair of very good comedic supporting performances. Below the line, the film is merely (and adequately) functional, with one exception: the editing of Pembroke J. Herring is very smart, keeping the film funny and moving the story along with good clarity.


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