Groundhog Day -- 15th Anniversary Edition (2008) Was Groundhog Day always this deep? What strikes you now isn't how simultaneously barbed and warm Bill Murray is as he lives Feb. 2 over…
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Groundhog Day -- 15th Anniversary Edition (2008)

GROUNDHOG GETS ITS DAY Fifteen years after its release, the Bill Murray comedy still casts a very big shadow
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GROUNDHOG GETS ITS DAY Fifteen years after its release, the Bill Murray comedy still casts a very big shadow
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jan 29, 2008; DVD Release Date: Jan 29, 2008; Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Comedy, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Andie MacDowell and Bill Murray; Distributor: Columbia Tri-Star

Was Groundhog Day always this deep? What strikes you now isn't how simultaneously barbed and warm Bill Murray is as he lives Feb. 2 over and over, but how simultaneously bleak and hopeful this modern classic feels: Every day is cold and lonely, the film insists, yet we can still make the most of it. EXTRAS Murray is sadly (but predictably) absent; director Harold Ramis is on hand for a mini-doc and commentary, where — answering many a fan's burning question — he posits that Murray's weatherman repeats the same day ''for about 10 years.'' A-

Originally posted Jan 25, 2008 Published in issue #976 Feb 01, 2008 Order article reprints