ask me why Groundhog Day is the greatest film ever made
I have no idea what compelled me to watch this movie, nor why it took me three days to do so, all while I was in the process of graduating college. As I’ve said before— Tim Burton and I don’t really mix. Interestingly, the best parts of this film were the ones without Wonka in it; Depp’s performance is arguably one of the worst things to happen on the big screen in ages. But man, the sets and compositions of that first 30 minutes… fun childhood feelings there.
“Hey, what can you say? We were overdue. But it’ll be over soon. Just wait.”
I know I speak in hyperbole. A lot. It’s my main character flaw. But this might very well be the most important piece of media to ever be made.
That’s an incredibly bold statement, I’m well aware. But I will stand by it, even if I’m making the claim mere minutes after the special ended, after staying up until 3 am for it to be…
“It happened three weeks ago. Y’know how a year to a person is like seven years to a dog?”
“Is one of us supposed to be a dog in this scenario?”
“Who is the dog?”
“I am? I am the dog? I am the dog?? I-“
Wow. Sharp, witty dialogue from Nora Ephron that, while dated, still feels so real and so timeless. The film itself is genuinely dialogue driven, and I’m impressed to watch…