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Groundhog Day (movie)

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Groundhog Day is a 1993 comedy film starring Bill Murray as Phil, the weatherman; Andie MacDowell as Rita, his director; and Chris Elliott as Larry, the cameraman. The film was directed by Harold Ramis.

An obnoxious TV weatherman (Murray) is trapped in a time loop, living the same day (Groundhog Day) over and over again in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (which, both in the movie and in real life, holds a major celebration for Groundhog Day). He rapidly takes advantage of this knowledge of the same external events which repeat from day to day to fancy an extravagant life of pleasures, money, and seduced women. But when he attempts to seduce in this way his colleague (MacDowell) he meets with repeated failures and realize that his "powers" enable him only to mere futilities and that he can construct nothing out of it. After useless attempts to kill himself out of his frustration, he gradually finds a goal to his trapped life as a benefactor to others. He cannot, in a single day, bring others to fulfill his needs but he can learn and educate himself as a better man on a daily basis. He then develops many talents and knowledge of others which, in return, serve him as an appreciated and loved man and eventually allow him to escape the magic spell and awaken a reciprocal love with his beloved one.

The movie is a deep tale on the value of what one's knowledge and qualities are worth to others, as compared to their use for selfish and egocentric satisfaction.

From the reviews

"An example of an exceptional work of moral fiction is the apparently minor comedy, Groundhog Day, which shows us a character who has to be exiled from normal life so he can discover that he is in exile from himself." [1]

"If I had to nominate one movie as my favourite I think it would be Groundhog Day. It is a comedy, a fantasy, a romance and a moral tale of a cynical man's redemption." [1]

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