The Bill Murray Experience [Film]

Welcome to Day 7 of our unofficially titled “12 Non-Holiday Films for the Holidays”. For 12 days, we are showcasing 12 amazing non-holiday themed films for those of us who despise holiday films or the whole damned season altogether. Enjoy!

“After ending her engagement and finding herself at a loss for inspiration Katz, finds herself up late at night searching the internet. In her loneliness, she keeps clicking on stories of others having magical chance encounters with her favorite actor and life guru Bill Murray. Katz shares with the audience that she finds herself at a loss as to why she needs to meet Bill Murray but, that’s part of the intrigue and pleasure of knowing that secretly we all wish we had a little Murray Magic in our life…which starts both Sadie and the audience on the quest of finding the unfindable and zany Bill Murray.” – Cinematic Red PR

Oh, what a brilliant film do we have to tell you about today folks! Our dear friend, the legendary actress from the world of horror and beyond, Sadie Katz, is making her directorial debut with an amazingly poignant and fascinating documentary about one of the most fascinating individuals of the last 40 years. As you could guess, it is about Bill Murray. Yet, it’s really not. This is Sadie’s tale. Sure, it is about the somewhat mystical events around an actor with one of the largest cult followings of all time. But, this is simply Sadie’s story that focuses around Mr. Murray. This film is a tale about a woman who is at some sort of proverbial crossroads in her life, and has chosen to focus on something somewhat arbitrary to heal her wounds. It is a film that is meant to show you just how much growth Katz had to endure while she was on what seemed like an impossible quest, in order to (as corny as it sounds)…truly find herself.

Oh yeah, and it is FUN! With all emotional turbulence aside, this is an amazingly fun adventure of a film, loaded with some pretty amazing interviews, wild antics of Sadie herself and her friends, and some pretty amazing animation to help move things along as well. Animation that was brilliantly done by our old friend Mr. Jim Towns, by the way! As serious of a journey that Sadie was having along the way, she still managed to make something truly exciting and a joy to watch. I really do believe that this speaks loudly about her personality, and the type of wonderful person that Katz is in general.


One of my greatest personal takeaways from the film, comes from the fact that I am actually just kind of an idiot. It’s something that I know will seem ridiculous to many of you much wiser readers out there. But, I have to get it off my chest. Here we go: Joel Murray is Bill Murray’s brother??? I swear to whatever you believe in, I had never put the namesake together. I have always been a fan of Joel and Bill separately in their own ways. But, I never threw them together in any way shape or form. Joel was Fitz from one of my all-time favorite sitcoms, Still Standing. He was the male lead alongside our pal Tara Lynne Barr in one of my favorite films of all time, God Bless America. Mad Men, Shameless, and on and on. But, he was never Bill Murray’s brother, as best as I knew. But apparently, the Murray bloodline is just loaded with genius! Phew, glad to get that off my chest. Joel added a lot of context to The Bill Murray Experience, and was an absolutely brilliant addition to the project, so he had to be acknowledged.

Overall, The Bill Murray Experience is an amazingly fun film that you all must see. The film is masterfully shot, and brilliantly executed. It is a truly original documentary should be rightfully enjoyed by everyone! Sadie Katz has truly knocked it out of the park on her first at bat, proving that beyond her already well-established acting career, that she is a woman of many means, and can do absolutely anything she puts her mind to in this storytelling world.

The Bill Murray Experience is available TODAY on VOD and wherever else you may watch movies. Check out the trailer for the film here:


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