February 2nd, 2004

bad santa

Ground Hog Day

I have rented the movie Ground Hog Day to watch tonight. I've seen it before; I like it. I like its message of eternal hope for redemption. That even a complete social schlub can eventually get it right. It's a "keep plugging" kind of tale, and we need more of those, particularly when it's a message to keep plugging at interpersonal relations.

Unfortunately, I don't much like Andie McDowell, having seen her be quite the snoot on Letterman (I think it was). So I think Bill Murray's character should get a better reward for his perseverance. Nominations? It should be a female character in a movie. I'll start with these:

1. Barbara Bel Geddes in Vertigo
2. Sigourney Weaver in Alien (or sequel)
3. Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday
4. Olympia Dukakis in Tales of the City