8:00 PM, 14th September, 2002
Kate (Ryan) is in advertising. She lives directly above her ex-boyfriend, a somewhat mad-scientist type, Stuart Besser (Shreiber). Stuart has a theory about holes in the fabric of time and tests it out with a leap back into 1800s America. He is observed by the bored, aristocratic Leopold, who, in the spirit of adventure, decides to follow into our present.
Kate and her actor brother believe their new strange neighbour dressed in period gear is merely a fellow actor really getting into his 'part'. When Kate uses Leopold in one of her commercials, her success in the corporate world is sealed. The only problem is that she is falling in love. Jackman is incredibly charismatic and plays the stiff, scrupulously polite royal so well; their lady's sighs may well intimidate male members of the audience! The crunch comes, of course, when Kate must choose between her career and her passion. Ladies will go crazy over Jackman and the soft romantic storyline shouldn't offend anyone. Well recommended for a pleasant evening.
10:00 PM, 14th September, 2002
Ever had one of those days where you can't wait for it to be over? Phil Connors (Murray) is a TV weatherman having one of those days... or maybe two of those days? Phil is stuck living the same day over and over, waking up at the same time to the same song (you thought it was bad when they played the same song a few times a week!). A great script combines with Murray's wonderful sarcastic delivery to make it a good laugh and well worth watching. Groundhog Day is directed by Egon from Ghostbusters (Ramis), and anyone who remembers Ghostbusters will know just how good the combination of Egon and Venkman can be. If for no other reason, see this movie for Murray's faultless delivery of a weather forecast while he's standing in a raging blizzard.