Fractured is a new thriller starring Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky and directed by Brad Anderson.
Imagine this… while on a cross country drive with your wife and daughter, your daughter falls and breaks her arm at a highway rest area. You rush to the hospital, get her seen by a doctor, after which she and your wife go downstairs for an MRI.
You then fall asleep in the lobby and wake up only to find that the hospital has no record or knowledge of your wife and daughter having been checked in…
I love a good mystery and in this case, I just can’t wait to find out who’s ‘mad.’ The hospital or the potentially grief-stricken father? Also, the mother… I’m not quite know about her yet.
Lucy Capri, Adjoa Andoh, Lauren Cochrane, Stephanie Sy, Derek James Trapp, Natalie Malaika, Dennis Scullard, Will Woytowich and Megan Best also star
As a seasoned film fanatic, one might be forgiven for thinking that I’d already watched the 90’s classic movie, Groundhog Day (1993). It’s really only recently that I can finally claim to know what people are referring to when they describe their lives as feeling very much like Groundhog Day.
Starring Bill Murray, Andie McDowell, Chris Elliott and Stephen Tobolowsky, the Harold Ramis directed fantasy / comedy is about a weatherman who finds himself reliving the some day over and over again.
Murray’s character, Phil the weatherman becomes naturally frustrated with his predicament after several days – and similar to the main character in Before I Fall (2017),a mystery I watched recently with a similar premise,he decides to make the most of the situation. Phil’s way of doing this turns him into quite the scoundrel – and so begins the entertaining mischief.
I want to say that my favourite character in this movie is the groundhog; it kind of is even though he/she only appears approximately once or twice. As entertaining and charming as Phil is, I also rather enjoyed Ned Ryerson, the enthusiastic old friend who happens to be lousy at reading social queues. Another highlight was recognising a young Michael Shannon among the cast.
Groundhog Day is a good hour and a half of light entertainment – and one I recommend if the film’s premise intrigues you. The movie definitely brought me closer to understanding why it is that Bill Murray has such a sizeable following. I can also say that I much prefer Groundhog Day rather than Before I Fall (2017) because of the humour and uncomplicated way the story is told. It also probably helps that I relate to this story more than I can to the things that happen in Before I Fall.