Groundhog Day reimagined as a crappy rom-com

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05.06.10 26 Comments

Back in 1998, Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont wrote and directed the very underrated Can’t Hardly Wait.  Unfortunately, they followed it up with Viva Rock Vegas, Josie and the Pussycats, Surviving Christmas, Leap Year, and in what might be the most uninspired pun title of all time, Made of Honor.  Most of their credits are so sh*tty, they’re actually required by law to call them “discredits.”  (*BONG!*)

Their latest is the rom-com version of Groundhog Day. From HollywoodReporter:

Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, among the go-to duos for romantic comedies, have signed to write a draft of “Repeat After Me” for Universal.  In the vein of “Groundhog Day,” the project centers on a woman who realizes she is reliving her disastrous wedding day again and again and begins to question getting married.

Get it?  “Repeat after me?”  That is what you say at a wedding, while it is also an accurate description of the plot.  That’s so f*cking clever I just got a nose bleed.  I can’t wait till this comes out.  I’ve even invented a fun drinking game for it: if you get to the end of the movie, and the bride realizes it’s really not her handsome dickish, career-obsessed fiance she wants to marry, but the cute-but-slightly-boring-Colin-Firth-like best friend who was there all along… chug the rest of your beer.  Then blow your brains out.

Step 3, profit.

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