Groundhog Day is an american comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. It was written by Ramis and Danny Rubin.
Funny doesn’t begin to touch on the hidden content in this masterpiece. I love this movie. It’s perfect on so many levels. RARELY will I talk about American movies. I usually leave that up to the multi-zillion dollar machine designed solely for that purpose; mainstream american media.
But this piece, this is something DIFFERENT.
Fucked up. That’s the best description I can give you of the plotline for this movie.
Unfortunately, Bill Murray has not been able to break the mold since the film’s release in 1993…
The legend of Groundhog Day is based on an old Scottish couplet: “If Candlemas Day is bright and clear, there’ll be two winters in the year.”
Every February 2, Americans gather at Gobbler’s Knob, a wooded knoll just outside of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
Residents contend that the groundhog has never been wrong.
The ceremony in Punxsutawney was held in secret until 1966, and only Phil’s prediction was revealed to the public. Since then, Phil’s fearless forecast has been a national media event.
The groundhog comes out of his electrically heated burrow, looks for his shadow and utters his prediction to a Groundhog Club representative in “groundhogese.” The representative then translates the prediction for the general public.
If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, it means spring is just around the corner.
Approximately 90% of the time, Phil sees his shadow.
Phil started making predictions in 1887 and has become an American institution.