Groundhog Day (1993) IMDb

Categorization

Mostly comedy with a simple supernatural idea.

Subject

A sarcastic weatherman goes to a town he hates, with colleagues who despise him. No matter what happens during the next day, he wakes up on the same morning and in the same bed. The previous version of that day never happened, except in his memories.

Commentary

Some very interesting employment of the premiss, particularly the vision of divinity and the slow growth of empathy. Some unnecessary repetition (doesn’t dare jump cuts) and an overly moral ending, but quite profound.

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