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Groundhog Day (1993)

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It’s no accident that weatherman Phil Connors shares his name with the beaver that surfaces (or not) every February 2nd to forecast the end of winter:  Punxsutawney Phil is a metaphor for the crisis besetting a man whose cynicism needs a serious reboot. He relives the same day. Over and over again. The irony for the viewer is that the more often you see this film, the repetition becomes more meaningful, the karma more poetic, the lessons more refined. A work of utterly incomparable comic genius approaching philosophical brilliance, written and directed by the late, great Harold Ramis from a story by Danny Rubin. Simply classic.

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An occasional movie-watching diary.

2 responses to “Groundhog Day (1993)

  1. This is Bill Murray’s finest two hours! Brilliant, absolutely brilliant movie. When you think there is nowhere left to go, the movie surprises you yet again with a clever, brand new twist!

  2. Personally I prefer Caddyshack!!!

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