Ben Oliver

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Groundhog Day

Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.
02 August 2019

Well you can be sure as heck fire I’ll be re-watching this today!

I’m finding it hard to put into words how much I like this film. Perhaps like its premise you only really start to see its true virtue on repeat viewings. What looks like a classic high-concept studio comedy turned out to be one of the smartest, sweetest and most inventive films of the decade.

The way the screenplay explores the idea is so perfect, it answers every question and scratches every itch. I also love how it messes with traditional story arcs by having every single character bar one go back to the beginning.

Unlike Phil I just never tire of Groundhog Day. A modern day It’s a Wonderful Life.