Groundhog Day

 

Groundhog Day was released in 1993, and many people thought it was the best film of the year. It is a fantasy comedy movie directed by Harold Ramis. Bill Murrey plays the part of Phil, an egocentric and arrogant weatherman. The beautiful Andie MacDowell stars as his producer, Rita, along with Chris Elliot, as the cameraman. This fascinating story was written by Danny Rubin, who won the BAFTA Film Award for Best Screen

Play 1993.










For the fourth year in a row, Phil is sent on and assignment to cover the Groundhog festival on February 2nd in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He reluctantly accepts and intends to leave as soon as the job is done. Unfortunately, there is a massive blizzard, and they are stranded in Punxsutawney. The next day, Phil wakes up, but it is not the next day. He finds that it is February 2nd again, and again, and again... He is stuck in time.

Totally confused at first, Phil begins to realize ways to take advantage of the situation. He can’t die, so he can do anything he likes without consequence. He drinks too much, eats all the unhealthy foods, chases women (including Rita) and crashes cars. After a while, becomes depressed and tries to commit suicide without success. Each time he wakes up on February 2nd. Then he decides to change his ways... To say more would spoil the film for you, so go and see it!


This unique movie will make you laugh and get you thinking. It is available on DVD with subtitles in many languages and is great for learning English. The dialogue is not so fast and it is easy to use in short clips.

 

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