Groundhog Day

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"He’s having the worst day of his life … over, and over …"
  • PG
  • 1993
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 8.0  (586,264)
  • 72

Disillusioned and self-obsessed meteorologist Phil Conners take a trip on Ground Hog Day to report on Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog that predicts the end of winter. Irritated with the banality of the assignment, Phil finishes his sarcastic report quickly and tries to leave the town before a forecasted blizzard hits. He and his crew, cameraman Larry and producer Rita, are trapped by the blizzard and forced to stay another night. When Phil awakes the next morning he finds eerie similarities to the day before. The day plays out exactly the same and he refuses to accept it at first but finally comes to the grudging revelation that he's reliving Groundhog Day. He seems to be the only one aware of the repetition and, though it confuses him, when it continues into the following days with February 2nd replaying over and over he decides to make the most of the situation. Through an indeterminable number of repeated days he indulges in complete hedonism. Phil plays pranks, eats whatever he wants, becomes a criminal, seduces most of the women in town, and learns the townspeople's secrets. The only obstacle he encounters is his continued inability to woo Rita. When Phil tires of his exploits he attempts to kill himself several times and even goes so far as to kidnap the groundhog and engage in a high speed pursuit that ends with both himself and the groundhog killed when he drives into a quarry. Even after that he still awakes in the same motel room to learn it's February 2nd yet again. Phil tries to explain his problem to Rita who suggests he should work to improve himself, advice that he takes to heart. He tries to learn everything he can about Rita and, rather than engaging in mundane entertainment he uses his knowledge of the day's events to help the townspeople. He also acquires several skills in language, art and music. Phil makes friends with everyone in the town and even saves people's lives. He delivers a beautiful report on Groundhog Day that brings the crowd around him to cheers and then takes Rita to a dance. Afterwards, he and Rita spend the rest of the night together and when Phil awakes the next morning he finds that the curse is broken and it is February 3rd. Rita is still with him and he suggests to her that the pair should move to the little town he's grown to know and love.

Groundhog Day
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Disillusioned and self-obsessed meteorologist Phil Conners take a trip on Ground Hog Day to report on Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog that predicts the end of winter. Irritated with the banality of the assignment, Phil finishes his sarcastic report quickly and tries to leave the town before a forecasted blizzard hits. He and his crew, cameraman Larry and producer Rita, are trapped by the blizzard and forced to stay another night.

When Phil awakes the next morning he finds eerie similarities to the day before. The day plays out exactly the same and he refuses to accept it at first but finally comes to the grudging revelation that he's reliving Groundhog Day. He seems to be the only one aware of the repetition and, though it confuses him, when it continues into the following days with February 2nd replaying over and over he decides to make the most of the situation. Through an indeterminable number of repeated days he indulges in complete hedonism. Phil plays pranks, eats whatever he wants, becomes a criminal, seduces most of the women in town, and learns the townspeople's secrets. The only obstacle he encounters is his continued inability to woo Rita. When Phil tires of his exploits he attempts to kill himself several times and even goes so far as to kidnap the groundhog and engage in a high speed pursuit that ends with both himself and the groundhog killed when he drives into a quarry. Even after that he still awakes in the same motel room to learn it's February 2nd yet again.

Phil tries to explain his problem to Rita who suggests he should work to improve himself, advice that he takes to heart. He tries to learn everything he can about Rita and, rather than engaging in mundane entertainment he uses his knowledge of the day's events to help the townspeople. He also acquires several skills in language, art and music. Phil makes friends with everyone in the town and even saves people's lives. He delivers a beautiful report on Groundhog Day that brings the crowd around him to cheers and then takes Rita to a dance. Afterwards, he and Rita spend the rest of the night together and when Phil awakes the next morning he finds that the curse is broken and it is February 3rd. Rita is still with him and he suggests to her that the pair should move to the little town he's grown to know and love.

Groundhog Day is a 1993 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0 and a MetaScore of 72.

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  • Release Date
    1993
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 41 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (586,264)
  • Metascore
    72