Watch: Groundhog Day 1993 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer, and his mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
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Fantastic watch, will watch again, and do recommend.
Bill Murray carries this time-shift-loop adventure in hilarious form. The writing is excellent with a “redeemable protagonist” trope mixed in.
The movie is creative with it’s divergent time lines and even manages to maintain proper story arcs as Phil continues to loop.
The supporting cast is wonderful in each of their roles, and manage to do repeat acting excellently.
This was a popularizing (if not a birth) to a genre, everyone should have watched this movie at some point.
**The Future is Not a Given**
_Groundhog Day_ sets out to accomplish the inconceivable, where few comedies, or movies of any kind, or art forms of any device dare to tread. It is determined to ultimately answer: How does one find true happiness. The kind of baby that might have been hatched by crossing Woody Allen and Dali Lama. What’s truly amazing is that it pretty well achieves this without being pretentious or portentous. Its humble, pedestrian style coincides with it’s charitable message. Furthermore, it’s a riot!
What do you do when the snowstorm of life traps you into a place you don’t want to be? Self-destructive anarchy is an option: drinking, stealing, screwing, lying, joyriding and suicide. But this is a big storm so long-term solutions are required. The good news if you’re lonely and unhappy? You probably have more time to dedicate to self- improvement (music lessons, ice sculpturing).
But challenging the self must have worthwhile outcomes. Phil, believing he’s magical, challenges himself to get Rita to sleep with him within 24 hours. He’s being dishonest, still playing games and ends up getting slapped in the face repeatedly. It appears that Phil’s obstinate pattern of narcissistic behaviour is the cause of this inert existential loop, and one that traps everyone he is in contact with. When he finally realizes that while money, sex and immediate self-gratification might have their perks, they are short-lived and vastly overrated, and a major personality overhaul will be required to escape this Kafkaesque nightmare. An endless, insanely frigid winter is bound to contain him (them (us)) unless new strategies are introduced, alternative energies adopted, the shift away from a self-serving paradigm sustained.
To his credit, Phil refuses to be cornered into the status quo and become one in a million zombies chanting “it is what it is”. Phil actually starts to recover when he gives up trying. When he dismisses the quick fixes (sex, booze, anger, lying and fighting), when he relinquishes his ego and lets go of his smarmy King Joffrey-Justin Bieber juvenility, when he learns to be himself, like himself, settle into his own skin so he can thrive in and, in turn, improve his surroundings. In a reversal of _It’s a Wonderful Life_, rather than Bedford Falls being worse off from George’s absence, Punxsutawney is better off with Phil’s presence. Routine days require routine acts of kindness and Phil and the entire town collectively benefit from it. Phil is a born-again humanist, one who rescues himself from himself, escaping a solipsistic rotation of mutually-destructive behaviour simply by being a good Samaritan. The forecast: many rewarding days of sunshine.
I always had a bit of a problem with the ending. That the cycle of unhappiness only ends when the guy gets the girl. But now I see that getting the girl was coincidental (and symbolic). Before he gets the girl he has to get himself. That’s how you put a reverse spin on a downward spiral. The girl is now able to love the boy because he is love-worthy. The boy could be anyone. A politician. A corporation. You.
Every time is like the first time
It’s been 6 or even 7 years since I watched this masterpiece. Possibly, you would argue: ‘Hey, if it is a excellent movie, what is Titanic, The Godfather and The Shawshank Redemption?” Well, if you are still not bored after a hundred views, it is perfect movie for you. And it holds for me. Easy, but important idea is the key of everything. This is love we all want in our lives. And I should note pretty good acting of Bill Murray.
Complex, endearing movie; more than just “high concept” comedy.
Only with the passage of time and an increased sense of awareness can I now see a remarkable movie like “Groundhog Day” for what it is. The last time I watched it, and that was some time ago, I mostly saw an engaging comedy / drama / fantasy with moments both funny and sobering. Now, I can look at it and see what a thoughtful piece of work it is. It is true that it’s the kind of movie that really does benefit from repeat viewings.
Bill Murray makes the most of a weighty role as Phil Connors, egocentric, wise ass weatherman who travels to the Pennsylvania community of Punsxutawney to cover its annual Groundhog Day ceremony. A blizzard confines him to the town – a blizzard he failed to predict accurately – and while there he realizes he’s trapped in a time loop; Groundhog Day repeats itself over and over, to the point where Phil becomes aware of practically every event that will occur. By turns, Phil is both ecstatic – if there’s no tomorrow, he doesn’t have to worry about the consequences of his actions, and he engages in some great comic bits of recklessness – and despondent, when his attempts to use his knowledge for self gain go awry. Only after some efforts to come to grips with the course of events does he realize the power of any human being’s thoughts and actions, as he has the ability to be there for other people and even save their lives.
Murray is great, whether he’s being introspective, rascally / charming, or saddened. Andie MacDowell provides an appealing love interest as Rita, the terminally chipper producer to whom he realizes he’s becoming attracted. A supporting cast of familiar faces also helps: Chris Elliott as the cameraman, Stephen Tobolowsky (in his best known role) as aggressive insurance salesman Ned Ryerson, Bill’s older brother Brian Doyle- Murray as “groundhog honcho” Buster Green, comedians Rick Ducommun and Rick Overton as scruffy locals, Robin Duke as the diner waitress, and, in his film debut, a young Michael Shannon as a guy getting married.
Director / co-writer Harold Ramis, making a cameo as a local neurologist, keeps things headed in clever directions (it’s a delicious bit of dark comedy when Phil tries various means of suicide in his attempts to end the cycle), always successfully alternating between the laughs and the more touching elements. In fact, “Groundhog Day” is simply very sweet as Phil develops more of an interest in an old homeless man’s welfare and becomes increasingly attached to Rita. And George Fenton’s music always hits just the right notes for any given scene. In short, it’s one of the star’s best ever vehicles and a consistently entertaining movie worth revisiting.
10 out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director Harold Ramis
Writer Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis
Actors Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
Country United States
Awards Won 1 BAFTA Award7 wins & 17 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,780 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2018 remaster), Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm