We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

Groundhog Day–The Movie

Groundhog Day is not a movie about Groundhog Day. Well–it is and it isn’t.

Yes, it’s about the day on which many anticipate the emergence of Punxsutawney Phil in a small town in western Pennsylvania in the dead of winter.

However the movie is about so much more than that.

Released twenty years ago, it centers around a rather cynical reporter who travels from Pittsburgh to deliver the forecast for spring from the Prognosticator of Prognosticators and finds himself waking up day after day at 6:00AM only to discover that it is still the second day of February. Ironically his name is also Phil, and his shadow also becomes important as he embarks on a long and arduous journey of expanding his consciousness. We witness a wide range of colorful experiences that his imagination produces until Phil himself becomes the Seer of Seers and the Sage of Sages and finally wakes up to a new day.

It’s a comical and poignant take on whether the glass of life is half empty or half full.

Sabrina Alexander

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