Friday, February 8, 2013

Movie Review - Groundhog Day (1993)

It is quite surprising how profound a comedy can be about the meaning of life. Groundhog Day follows a weather man named Phil (Bill Murray) who is stuck reliving the same day for many years. The nature of Phil's experience is extraordinary, but the monotony resembles the reality most of us experience until we pass on.

What really matters to us when we can relive the same day but retain the memory of each one? Would we learn to manipulate others to control outcomes for personal gain? Would we lose all motivation to live after years of the same events, or would we look inside ourselves to improve our intentions as human beings? All of these possibilities are explored, giving great introspection of the human condition.

So what was the catalyst to this predicament Phil found himself in? Only the audience can decide the cause of Phil's situation, and only can we individually decide what purpose we have in this lifetime.

Groundhog Day is currently available for stream on Netflix.  
Runtime: 101 min.
Rated PG for some thematic elements 


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