FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2 AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AT 10:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $6 • LOFT MEMBERS: $5 at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson
“Bill Murray, reunited with his Ghostbusters director Harold Ramis, is at his wisecracking best in this hilarious high concept romantic comedy about a self-absorbed TV weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life.
Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a blissfully clueless cameraman (the great Chris Elliott), 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 small-town hell. Just when things couldn’t get worse, they get worse; Phil wakes the next morning in a bizarre time warp in which it’s Groundhog Day all over again…and again…and again. No matter what he does, he’s stuck in February 2, 1992; neither imprisonment nor attempted suicide nor kidnapping the groundhog can get him out of the loop. But the more Phil relives the same day, the more he’s forced to look at other people’s lives, and something very unusual happens: he starts to become a better person. Who would have guessed? (Dir. by Harold Ramis, 1993, 101 mins., Rated PG)”
Carolyn’s note: Has it been 25 years since this hilarious, clever movie came out? After seeing this film, we all knew what happens with both Phils in Punxsutawney, PA on Groundhog Day —Feb. 2nd of each year. Catch this showing on Feb. 2nd, then AGAIN on Feb. 3rd, 2018. Relive the humor, laugh twice.
Happy Groundhog Day tomorrow. Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?
It’s Groundhog Day (at least today Feb. 3 again at the Loft, with a 2nd repeat showing at 10 p.m.). Enjoy the movie a 2nd time. One of my favorites quotes (at a bar):
“Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?
Ralph: That about sums it up for me.”
It’s Groundhog Day! And Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow (apparently) so there will be another 6 weeks of winter. Happy Groundhog Day.