So I am just gonna start this blog with a movie review of Bill Murray (my idol)...
When actors like Bill Murray and Andy MacDowell come together, you only expect fireworks and magic! You expect it to be path-breaking, out-standing or whatever you may want to call it. Groundhog day is said to be one of the best sci-fi romance movies of all times and is considered to have made Bill Murray what he is today.
The story is of Phil, an arrogant weather reporter who lives life on his own terms. He has complete disregard for other people’s feelings and interacts with them only because of his work. One day he is sent to a small town Punxsutawney, for covering a festival of sorts called the groundhog day, where a groundhog (surprise, surprise) is said to predict the coming of spring in the town. Starting from there, weirdly every next day the guy wakes up to is the same day- groundhog day! It keeps repeating until Phil discovers the meaning of love and life.
While everything, from the cinematography to the actors justify the standard of movie making it created, there is, in my opinion one serious flaw- the story! Yes, the story seems flawed as there is no explanation whatsoever regarding how and why a single day repeats over and again for the main character Phil. It just doesn’t make sense that the guy who initially is shown as a conceited and an egotistic person suddenly changes into a kind hearted, lovable soul only because a day repeats.
The writers make it very difficult to understand what exactly the premise of the story is! One ends up wondering if the same day repeating is what is needed to understand the different aspects of life. At least that is how confused I got watching this movie. But then I am always in a confused state of mind.. ☺