Saturday, March 21, 2009

Groundhog Day (1993)

Screened week of February 10th, 2009. Directed by Harold Ramis. Needed to show this to Karen, who'd never seen it. Always enjoy Bill Murray's performance, which I thought was his first to show off some straight-faced drama chops but then I remembered "Razor's Edge," which is a lot earlier.

Is it sick is that the sequence that stays with me most is how he uses his situation to trick a good-looking girl into bed? Similarly, out of all three 'Back to the Future' flicks, the element of time travel they explore that most intrigues me is how it could be used to make a killing gambling on sports. Listen, movies can moralize all they want, if you have your basic priorities straight, you can't help but wish you had ways to trick the universe into more than your share of everything.

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