Movie of the Week: Groundhog Day (1993)

Harold Ramis directs Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Stephen Tobolowsky in this timewarp romantic comedy where a conceited weatherman relives the same day over and over and over again.

Gwyneth Paltrow x2
Tim Allen x 2
Charles Bronson
Julia Stiles
Andie MacDowell
Stephen Baldwin
Sarah Jessica Parker
Helena Bonham Carter
Chris Tucker
Eric Idle

Ten movie stars I cannot stand who somehow have prominent roles in FIVE STAR favourites… and I can overlook their existence in these rare circumstances. Still, it says something about how honed, hilarious and (otherwise) flawless Groundhog Day is, that MacDowell could be the prize at the end of misanthropic Phil’s infinite journey and still I love it completely.


Perfect Double Bill: Scrooged (1988)

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One comment

  1. I can see why you baulk at many actors/stars in this list, especially Macdowell, but early Bronson ensemble appearances are quietly fierce. I came round to Bonham-Carter in the end. Although she was excellent, she was still miscast in Fight Club though. Constant Burton casting hmmm….

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