Groundhog Day movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Although romance is one of Groundhog Day’s main genres, there’s more time looping, laughs and delightful moments. It’s a comedy that gets better as it goes, and is always clever!


Phil, a self-centred Pittsburgh weatherman, travels to a town of an assignment. He is later stunned when he wakes up the next morning and realises that he is living in a time loop.

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Movie details

Director: Harold Ramis
Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray, Marita Geraghty, Angela Paton, Rick Ducommun
Writer: Harold Ramis, Danny Rubin
Release Date (Australia): 8 April 1993
Runtime: 101 minutes/1h 41m
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film contains thematic material centring on a man living through the same day numerous times. There are also themes such as death, perilous situations and multiple implied suicide attempts in a comedic fantasy context.

Violence (G)

The film contains brief and comedic slapping and punching violence.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film features a use of the word “crap”, in addition to infrequent use of the word “hell”.

Sex (PG)

There are scenes depicting passionate kissing, as well as very mild sexual references including infrequent innuendo.

mpaa rating

PG (for some thematic elements)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Groundhog Day is the classic result of an intelligent combination of delightful humour, talented design and appealing characters. Directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray, and with an unforgettably clever blend of comedy, drama and romance within the originally developed story; do not judge this movie by its average appearance.

Nobody could ever reboot or remake Bill Murray’s amazing performance. Audiences will feel quite surprised as they discover that Murray’s loveable character is the majority of the reason for Groundhog Day being a classic. Not only does he cleverly bring out our laughter, but we feel for his character and appreciate his certain emotions.

Now, who in the universe wouldn’t care to mention the well written and portrayed ideas. There’s slapstick humour, a surprisingly mild sense of dark humour and just plenty of general jokes. And what’s also quite unexpected about Groundhog Day is the romance or love doesn’t take over the comedic and dramatic plot. There’s a fair lot less romance than you’d expect, or that’s probably because the hilarious comedy and the outstanding plot takes over it all.

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