Review of Groundhog Day (1993)

Moving picture, 101 minutes

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 exists only in his memories.

Mostly comedy with a simple supernatural idea similar to “Cause and Effect” (1992). The premise is used well, particularly the vision of divinity and the slow growth of empathy. Some of the repetition seems unnecessary—I would have preferred a few jump cuts—and the ending is moralistic, but quite profound.

References here: Edge of Tomorrow (2014).

fiction moving picture