Genre: comedy

Director: Harold Ramis

Writer: Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis

Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

Music by: George Fenton

Duration: approximately 6,000 seconds

Wikipedia: wiki about the movie

Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom is in his grasp. Phil displays a charm and wit on camera that evaporates the moment the red light goes off; he is bitter, appallingly self-centered, and treats his co-workers with contempt, especially his producer Rita (Andie MacDowell) and cameraman Larry (Chris Elliot).

On February 2, 1992, Phil, Rita, and Larry are sent on an assignment that Phil especially loathes: the annual Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, PA, where the citizens await the appearance of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who will supposedly determine the length of winter by his ability to see his own shadow. Phil is eager to beat a hasty retreat, but when a freak snowstorm strands him in Punxsutawney, he wakes up the next morning with the strangest sense of déjà vu: he seems to be living the same day over again. The next morning it happens again, and then again. Soon, no matter what he does, he's stuck in February 2, 1992; not imprisonment nor attempted suicide nor kidnapping the groundhog gets him out of the loop. But the more Phil relives the same day, the more he's forced to look at other people's lives, and something unusual happens: he begins to care about others. He starts to respect people, he tries to save the life of a homeless man, and he discovers that he's falling in love with Rita and therefore wants to be someone that she could love in return...

5 comments

#1, by izabela_g, on 10 May 2020, 1:33 pm

It’s a nice movie. The main character repeats the same day over and over again. Finally he realizes that he fell in love with Rita. He decides to improve his life by becoming better for the environmental and learning many new things.

#2, by swm4r, on 12 May 2020, 9:30 pm

Loved the film! I'm glad that Phil found a way to get out of the cycle and didn't get stuck in the endless nightmare. Really entertaining film thet answers one of thiese "What if..." questions everyone has ever asked themselves.

#3, by weronika_k, on 13 May 2020, 9:37 am

I really enjoyed this movie. Phil’s aversion to loved by everyone Groundhog Day was very amusing. The best moment was when he understood that he can do whatever he wants to without any consequences. This movie shows that if we want to change something, we should start from ourselves.

The last modyfication on 13 May 2020, 9:43 am, by weronika_k

#4, by Julia512, on 14 May 2020, 12:15 pm

Lovely movie! Nice main character development. He was such a jerk at the beginning. After watching the movie, I would kinda love to experience something similar myself. Could be fun but unfortunately it would be a nightmare in the long run.

#5, by Ania, on 16 May 2020, 2:40 am

You’ll be enchanted by this movie! Even though some scenes are so repetitive that at some point you can be sick and tired of them, the film is really worth watching. Each of us has that special day which we would like to experience once again. What if, as in Phil's case, it was a Groundhog Day? Well, he also wondered why it must be February the 2nd in disliked by him town – Punxsutawney.
I enjoyed watching him changing his attitude. We could easily see him having fun with repetitive day, but there were also helplessness and frustration. Oh and don’t forget the romantic phase. All in all, it ended perfectly with happy ending with Phil being the kindest person ever and with numerous new skills. I was so joyful when he said to Rita: “Let’s live here”. That was such a lovely moment and brief of relief for Phil, he could finally start tomorrow. I’m glad he truly learned to loved that town and knew every detail about each citizen. What a useful prowess, don’t you think?

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