Groundhog Day

Bing!

There’s a lot to love in this classic, highly-rewatchable comedy.

Bill Murray is perfect as a condescending weatherman trapped in a wintry time-loop, Andie MacDowell is a Southern-accented ray of sunshine, and the jokes pop, even when you’ve heard them 239 times.

What I truly love is how writer/director Harold Ramis gives his supporting characters a chance to shine during their cameos.

None more so than Stephen Tobolowsky, who, in one rat-a-tat monologue, creates an entire world for “Needle Nose” Ned Ryerson.

He got the shingles, real bad.

In a better world, he would have also gotten an Oscar.

 

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