Groundhog Day

01 Feb

#11 Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day Movie Poster

If you only had one day to live, what would you do?

What if you had to live that same day over and over again for all time?

Bill Murray is an arrogant, self-centered weatherman begrudgingly on assignment in Punxatawny for the Groundhog Day ceremony.  Somehow, he gets stuck in a loop, reliving the same day, repeatedly.  At first, he uses the repetition for illicit gain, trying to take advantage of others, realizing that he’s falling for his boss along the way.  When things start to go wrong, and he loses focus, he settles into depression, to darkly hillarious effect.  It’s not until he learns to use his extra chances to better himself and improve the lives of those around him that he starts to discover the true beauty of a brand new day.  It’s not shakespeare, but it is a poignant look at life and what we make of it.

What would you do with a second chance?

Ned Ryerson greets Phil

Ned?!? Ned Ryerson?! Is that you?

1 Comment

Posted by on February 1, 2010 in Movie Challenge


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One response to “Groundhog Day

  1. anne marie in philly

    March 26, 2010 at 7:17 am

    one of my favorite movies of all time!


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