Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (MacDowell) and a smart-aleck cameraman (Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. But on his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard, which he failed to predict, and finds himself stuck in a small-town hell. Just when things couldn't get any worse, they do. Phil wakes the next morning to find it's Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again.
Won: Best Actress (MacDowell), 1994 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films; Best Comedy Film, 1994 British Comedy Awards; Best Screenplay, 1994 BAFTA Awards
There are a few films, and this is one of them, that burrow into our memories and become reference points. When you find yourself needing the phrase This is like GROUNDHOG DAY to explain how you feel, a movie has accomplished something.