Redefining the Groundhog Day: Hollywood Style
The tradition of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, forecasting the length of the reminder of winter by looking (or not looking) at his own shadow has been a ‘tradition’ in the USA for over one hundred years. This silly tradition on February 2nd has become something to look forward to during the bitter cold days of late January and the start of February. Every year a new groundhog assumes responsibility on the groundhog day.
And then in 1993 there were two groundhog days. Bill Murray starer Hollywood comedy flick, “The Groundhog Day” was released. The movie’s success at box office has redefined the meaning of groundhog day in American vernacular. The main theme of the movie is that a TV reporter, Phil (Bill Murray), who is covering the Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney gets stuck in a time warp and relives the day (February 2nd) over and over again.
Thus, since 1993 ‘groundhog day’ has become synonyms with Déjà Vu. I searched for a scene in this movie to post here. I found this. As I watched it, I realized that Rita (the woman character in the video) is looking for a man who is humble, honest, intelligent, funny, romantic, courageous….
Sorry Rita. I am taken. 🙂