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Andie MacDowell Likens ‘Groundhog Day’ to ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ : ‘Makes You Realize How Gorgeous Life Is’

Andie MacDowell is celebrating thirty years of Groundhog Day! The exemplary parody, the place she featured shut by Bill Murray, turns 30 one month from now.

MacDowell acquired right here by the Today current on Tuesday to take a look at its inheritance whereas advancing her new job throughout the impending Hallmark sequence The Way Home.

“For my purposes, Groundhog Day was an ideal film,” talked about the entertainer, 54.

Part of the rationale? The “truly profound message,” that helps her to recollect one different occasion exemplary that features Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.

“It’s similar to [It’s] a Magnificent Life, in that you watch this film and it causes you to acknowledge how lovely life is and how to be a decent individual,” MacDowell made sense of.

“There’s a truly profound message to it, and I feel that makes it — on top of it being simply fun — so gorgeous.”

She furthermore lauded late chief Harold Ramis as “the most flawless man,” whom she talked about was “was splendid and kind and superb.”

“Also, I did Variety with him, too, which I adored,” MacDowell added of the 1996 science fiction parody co-featuring Michael Keaton.

Groundhog Day follows the story of a unfavorable television meteorologist (Murray, presently 72) who ends up remembering that very day repeatedly when he goes on the spot to the usual neighborhood of Punxsutawney to film a report about their yearly Groundhog Day.

The film was added to the US Public Film Library in 2006 as being thought-about “socially, by and large or stylishly critical.”

With respect to her most current job in The Manner Home, on which she furthermore fills in as a pacesetter maker, MacDowell talked about on Today that she acquired “chills” when she be taught the content material materials.

The sequence “is a family show following the existences of three ages of ladies: Kat Landry (Chyler Leigh), her 15-year-old girl Alice (Sadie Laflamme-Snow) and Kat’s mom Del (MacDowell), who are solid, hardheaded and free,” as indicated by an authority outline.

“With Kat’s marriage reaching a conclusion and having quite recently been laid off from her work, she chooses to get back subsequent to getting a startling letter from Del encouraging her to return. Despite the fact that Alice is none-too-excited, Kat and her little girl show up at her family’s homestead, however the get-together isn’t what Kat had imagined,” the summary gives, to some extent. “I love a show that is driven by ladies,” MacDowell added of what attracted her to The Way Home, on excessive of the “mind boggling” connections among the many many three ages.

The Way Home debuts Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on the Hallmark Channel.



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