Sony pictures is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1993 film, Groundhog Day with a series of selected big screen showings in the U.S. and Canada. (FYI the film was released on Feb 12, 1993.)
Unfortunately, after checking the movie listings at theaters in our area, none have been scheduled here. Lucky for us, the DVD version is in our collection. We'll watch it tonight, but only once.
Groundhog Day (PG) runs just over 100 min. It has been named one of the best comedy movies and has never had a sequel, no over-and-overs. It remains one-of-a-kind, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. (We saw the 2 follow-up films to Ghostbusters, which were not as good or as funny as the original.) The film was directed and co-produced by Harold Ramis (Ghostbusters).
Synopsis: Bill Murray is a TV weatherman (Phil Collins) who becomes caught in a personal time warp. Along with an unceasingly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a wise-cracking cameraman (Chris Elliott), he's sent to Punxsutawney, PA, to do a live broadcast of the annual Groundhog Day festivities. On the way back home, they encounter a blizzard, which Phil failed to predict, and have to turn back. That's when Phil awakes the next morning to find it's Groundhog Day all over again...
We watch this movie every Feb. 2 and, while there are other comedy films we'd rate higher, this one is a classic for us.
FYI - Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, forecasting 6 more weeks of winter.
Enjoy your Weekend, Everyone