News and Notes
Despite Bill Murray's comic genius, a movie about a cynical weatherman forced to live the same day over and over has no right to be this good. That's not to say it's a truly great movie, but it's much better than it should be, which, for anything set in Punxsutawney, PA, is good enough. A spot-on group of character actors, including dolt extraordinaire Chris Elliott, helps the film easily overcome the casting of the slightly stiff Andie MacDowell as Murray's comic foil. Best quote: "I'm a god, not the God."
[Editor's Note: This is a truly great movie. It stands up as one of the top comedies of the last 20 years. Best quote: "Don't drive angry."]