Imagine retiring to bed tonight and waking up the next morning to the same day, yet again! You get through this duplicated day in rising alarm, go to sleep and ... the horror! It is today again!
Disbelief turns to disillusion. As another Feb 2 follows another Feb 2, you go wicked, rob a bank, seduce women, eat like a pig, drink like a fish, drive a car off a cliff, get killed, but unfailing wake up to a Feb 2 morning. Groundhog Day makes an ingenious, comic and heartwarming fun life lesson of this preposterous, out-of-the-box idea.
Bill Murray, plays the hapless celebrity TV weatherman experiencing this endless cycle like he was born to do it. Murray has built an acting reputation for playing characters bored, irked and resigned from life.Groundhog Day showcases that reputation. The lovely Andie MacDowell makes for a charming, intelligent heroine.
"Groundhog Day" has since become a popular cultural term to imply routine, boredom, repetition, and stagnancy. Why does that sound eerily true and familiar?