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. Some very interesting employment of the premise, 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.

References here: Edge of Tomorrow (2014).

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