History Film / GroundhogDay

1st Sep '17 6:32:03 AM benda
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* GoldenEnding: A very rare non-videogame, non-interactive-media example. After being trapped in the loop for God knows how long and getting God knows how many endings, Phil manages to help everyone in the town with all of their problems, woo Rita, and bring about a perfect day. Only then does the loop break.

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* GoldenEnding: A very rare non-videogame, non-interactive-media example. After being trapped in the loop for God knows how long and getting God knows how many endings, Phil manages to help everyone in the town with all of their problems, woo Rita, and bring about a perfect day. Only then does the loop break. Unfortunately, even on a perfect day someone just has to die...
12th Aug '17 4:02:25 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* JerkToNiceGuyPlot: Phil Connors is contemptuous toward almost everyone and makes no attempt to hide it. Fate decides to put him in a GroundhogDayLoop (TropeNamer), causing him to re-live the same day over and over again. He decides to help other people avoid being hurt, betters himself by learning to play the piano and create ice sculpture, and falls in love. When he has improved his personality enough he's freed from the loop.
2nd Aug '17 12:42:14 PM benda
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** This is even lampshaded by the radio hosts' conversation:

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** This is even lampshaded by the subsequent conversation between the radio hosts' conversation:hosts:
2nd Aug '17 12:36:07 PM benda
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* BrickJoke: A subtle one. On his very first repeated day Phil suspects that the radio just plays yesterday's tape. Then he grows to hate Sonny&Cher's "I Got You Babe", playing on the radio every repeated Groundhog Day morning. Finally, Phil progresses to February 3rd... only to be awaken by the same song (albeit a different segment, to indicate that the change has happened) at the same time again. Looks like they did use yesterday's tape after all.
** This is even lampshaded by the radio hosts' conversation:
--> ''Host 1:'' Please, not again!
--> ''Host 2:'' That is a great song!
--> ''Host 1:'' It's not!
30th Jul '17 3:03:19 AM eroock
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* WeatherReportOpening: The first scene shows Phil in the studio giving a weather report to the TV audience.
27th Jul '17 3:12:54 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ConvenientSlowDance: Although by that point, Phil is GenreSavvy enough to have deliberately arranged it.

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* ConvenientSlowDance: Although by that point, Phil is GenreSavvy savvy enough to have deliberately arranged it.
16th May '17 3:21:54 PM Aurelian
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Zig-zagged. At first, Phil indulges in his ability to relive the same day over and over again, by overeating, sleeping with women, stealing money, and committing felonies. But later, his inability to form a bond with Rita slowly wears him down. He becomes depressed and tries to kill himself, but later, he decides to use his time loop for good…

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* FateWorseThanDeath: FateWorseThanDeath:
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Zig-zagged. At first, Phil indulges in his ability to relive the same day over and over again, by overeating, sleeping with women, stealing money, and committing felonies. But later, his inability to form a bond with Rita slowly wears him down. He becomes depressed and tries to kill himself, but later, he decides to use his time loop for good…good…
** A cop tells Phil he can either return to Punxsutawney or freeze to death.
-->'''Phil:''' I'm thinking.
7th May '17 12:25:50 AM Fireblood
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* UngratefulBastard: Throughout the loop he saves one same kid from falling from a tree. He snarks at the little brat for never thanking him once.

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* UngratefulBastard: Throughout the loop he saves one the same kid from falling from a tree. He snarks at the little brat for never thanking him once.



* AWorldHalfFull: Invoked by Gus, when he comments Phil has a “glass-half-empty” mindset.
* WrongRestaurant: Phil Connors gets pulled over by the cops for driving recklessly. When the cop walks up to his car window to question him, Phil acts like he's at a drive-thru and asks the cop for burgers and fries. [[note]]... and some flapjacks![[/note]]

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* AWorldHalfFull: Invoked {{Invoked]] by Gus, when he comments Phil has a “glass-half-empty” mindset.
* WrongRestaurant: Phil Connors gets pulled over by the cops for driving recklessly. When the cop walks up to his car window to question him, Phil acts like he's at a drive-thru and asks the cop for a burgers and fries. fries.[[note]]... and And some flapjacks![[/note]]



'''Doctor''': He was just old, it was just his time … sometimes, people just die.\\

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'''Doctor''': He was just old, it was just his time … time… sometimes, people just die.\\
7th May '17 12:16:09 AM Fireblood
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''*[[StuffBlowingUp Phil’s truck promptly explodes.]]*''\\
'''Larry''': …well, no, probably not now.

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''*[[StuffBlowingUp ''[[StuffBlowingUp Phil’s truck promptly explodes.]]*''\\
]]''\\
'''Larry''': …well, …Well, no, probably not now.



* HumansAreMorons: To opening-act Phil (“People like blood sausage: people are morons”).

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* HumansAreMorons: To opening-act Phil (“People like blood sausage: people are morons”).morons.”).



* NotSoDifferent: Phil complains to ThoseTwoGuys that in his time loop, he does the same thing over and over, and nothing he ever does matters. One of them mumbles, “That about sums it up for me.”

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* NotSoDifferent: Phil complains to ThoseTwoGuys that in his time loop, he does the same thing over and over, and nothing he ever does matters. One of them mumbles, mumbles “That about sums it up for me.”
7th May '17 12:06:12 AM Fireblood
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* BoredWithInsanity: the [[GroundhogDayLoop endless repetition of February 2nd]] causes Phil to go through a breakdown period where he [[DespairEventHorizon repeatedly tries to kill himself]] and, when that doesn't work, [[AGodAmI declares his Godhood]] to Rita. He eventually settles down and becomes rather zen about the whole thing. So at ease with the whole thing does he get that he finally gets his one perfect day with Rita and snaps out of the loop, a much better and saner person for it.

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* BoredWithInsanity: the The [[GroundhogDayLoop endless repetition of February 2nd]] causes Phil to go through a breakdown period where he [[DespairEventHorizon repeatedly tries to kill himself]] and, when that doesn't work, [[AGodAmI declares his Godhood]] to Rita. He eventually settles down and becomes rather zen about the whole thing. So at ease with the whole thing does he get that he finally gets his one perfect day with Rita and snaps out of the loop, a much better and saner person for it.



-->'''Phil''': [''Waking up after his first suicide''] …aw, ''nuts''…

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-->'''Phil''': [''Waking up after his first suicide''] …aw, …Aw, ''nuts''…



* CursedWithAwesome … or BlessedWithSuck, depending on how Phil uses his predicament.

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* CursedWithAwesome … or Or BlessedWithSuck, depending on how Phil uses his predicament.



* DespairEventHorizon: Phil is eventually driven to the depths of suicidal despair by the endless repetition of February 2. Then, he’s driven into even further depths of suicidal despair by the fact that suicide ''doesn't work''. Interestingly, it’s when he’s at his lowest that he eventually decides simply to tell Rita the truth of what’s happening to him … and things begin to improve from that point on.
* DoubleStandard: Happens in the same scene as the ConvenientSlowDance entry. After Debbie and Fred Kleiser get the Wrestlemania tickets from Phil, she kisses him on the lips. Fred then kisses Rita on the cheek, provoking an angry glare from Debbie.

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* DespairEventHorizon: Phil is eventually driven to the depths of suicidal despair by the endless repetition of February 2. Then, he’s driven into even further depths of suicidal despair by the fact that suicide ''doesn't work''. Interestingly, it’s when he’s at his lowest that he eventually decides simply to tell Rita the truth of what’s happening to him … him… and things begin to improve from that point on.
* DoubleStandard: Happens This happens in the same scene as the ConvenientSlowDance entry. After Debbie and Fred Kleiser get the Wrestlemania tickets from Phil, she kisses him on the lips. Fred then kisses Rita on the cheek, provoking an angry glare from Debbie.
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