Saturday, January 08, 2011

Groundhog Day (1993)

This is an okay movie. Local TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent against his wishes every year to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to report on whether the famous groundhog sees his shadow. A blizzard moves in forcing him and the film crew to stay in the small town overnight. When he awakens the next morning, he realizes that he is destined to relive the same day over and over again. At first he is upset and confused and just tries to get through the activities as quickly as possible, but then he discovers that if tomorrow never comes he can do whatever he feels like without facing any consequences.

The film was shot in Woodstock, Illinois and was the 13th most successful film of 1993. It would have taken Phil Connors several years to learn to play the piano, ice sculpt, speak French, and throw cards into a hat. According to the StormFax Weather Almanac, Punxsutawney Phil's predictions have been correct just 39% of the time. Groundhogs have a maximum lifespan of 10 years in captivity.


At 1/10/2011 6:12 PM, Blogger Green said...

From my findings most people either absolutely love this movie or really hate it and there is usually no middle ground. It's one of my favorite movies. It is now common for shows to have "Groundhog's day" episodes where a character relives the same day over and over.

At 1/12/2011 11:46 AM, Blogger serket said...

Thanks for pointing out the typing error. I'm usually pretty good at noticing that. Have you ever been there? I thought the movie had some good things and an interesting view on life, but the beginning seemed really low quality and some of the repetition was annoying.


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