Groundhog Day Is Worth Revisiting, Wouldn’t You Say? is Chris Lough’s appreciation of the 1993 movie.
Groundhog Day is one of the very few movies I’ve willingly seen more than once, and this essay captures why. I think it’s the only thing I ever liked Bill Murray in (I liked Ghostbusters, but didn’t like him in it; haven’t seen Lost in Translation yet) so I commend the review (and the movie) to you.
What? No love for Caddyshack? Also, along with Lost in Translation, you should see The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, unless you’re not a Wes Anderson fan, in which case there’s just no hope for you. Not one of Anderson’s best movies, but a great performance by Murray.
OT, but I’m considering FIU’s PHD program in Legal Psychology, and would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the program.
No love for Caddyshack. None. And I had never even heard of The Life Aquatic before. Looks a bit weird, maybe?
I’m afraid I know little about Legal Psychology as a topic, and nothing at all about FIU’s program in it, sorry.
Wes Anderson movies are excellent, but yes a little weird. Life Aquatic may be the second worst of his movies though. Bill Murray was great in both The Royal Tenenbaums (small role) and Rushmore (big role).
Life Aquatic is definitely a bit weird, like all of Anderson’s work. But if you appreciate watching a filmmaker and his actors really try to do something different, it’s very rewarding.