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Watched it with a friend last night who hadn't seen it before. Noticed something I glossed through before... At the big party/finale when Phil is playing the piano, the piano teacher gloating says to Andie McDowel's character, "He's my student!" How does she know that?

A better line would have been, "He started lessons with me this afternoon," or something like that.
Caroline
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I love this movie, and own the script (remind me to read it again), and Bill Murray is great, as always.
BUT I never understood Andie McDowell's appeal. This, and in 4 Weddingss etc - so many truly adorable actresses were out there, why her? Am I missing the Andie point?
I love this movie, and own the script (remind me to read it again), and Bill Murray is great, as ... 4 Weddingss etc - so many truly adorable actresses were out there, why her? Am I missing the Andie point?

I find her attractive... not spectacularly so, but she"s easy on the eye and seems likeable and smart all much more important attributes than nice melons (though nice melons don't hurt).

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I love this movie, and own the script (remind me ... out there, why her? Am I missing the Andie point?

I find her attractive... not spectacularly so, but she"s easy on the eye and seems likeable and smart all much more important attributes than nice melons (though nice melons don't hurt).

Okay,I am now going to wash out my mouth with soap. I never call them "melons" ugh, what a horrible word for such lovely attributes. It was all Skip's doing.

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If you';re one of the three people on Planet Earth who has not seen Groundhog Day, do not scroll down.. ... playing the piano, the piano teacher gloating says to Andie McDowel's character, "He's my student!" How does she know that?

Because she has Alzheimer's. She knows this, too, and knows she forgets, so she remembers that she's forgotten, although she hasn't, and she fills her self's craving for psychological continuity with 'He's my student!', thus avoiding another fall from the existential precipice she's continually teeter-tottering on.
I know it's a long shot, but that's how I'll explain it away next time I see the movie.
Matthew
Watched it with a friend last night who hadn't seen it before. Noticed something I glossed through before... At the big party/finale when Phil is playing the piano, the piano teacher gloating says to Andie McDowel's character, "He's my student!" How does she know that?

"It's movie logic"
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If you';re one of the three people on Planet Earth who has not seen Groundhog Day, do not scroll down.. ... playing the piano, the piano teacher gloating says to Andie McDowel's character, "He's my student!" How does she know that?

That's actually one of my favorite bits in the movie (well, I have a lot of them), and I think it's a great line:
As far as the piano teacher knows, this guy just walked into her home that afternoon, asked to be her student (as he'd done for the last 7,000 days or whatever it happened to be) and then, to show her what he already knew, played like a master. So when she says "He's my student," she's bragging as if she's taught him how to play this well. The double joke is that obviously, she knows she's lying, while *we* know that she's actually telling the truth even though she has no idea.
Groundhog's Day is one of the very few movies that I will defend, tooth and nail, on nearly every level. A fantastic idea that could have gone so, so wrong, backed up by incredible execution. Check out some of the earlier drafts of the script online, and you can see how they rewrote and rewrote it until it is the gem of comedy perfection that it is today.

Do not fight me on this.
emg
Groundhog's Day is one of the very few movies that I will defend, tooth and nail, on nearly every level.

So you'd think I could get the spelling right:
Groundhog Day
No apostrophe S in there.
Sorry, Mr. Rubin. Sorry, Mr. Ramis.
emg
Do not fight me on this. emg

Yeah, but...
Oh, never mind! '-)
Caroline
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