History Film / GroundhogDay

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.]]*''\\
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'''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.
25th Apr '17 5:47:47 AM lafeeverte
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He wakes up the next morning to find it’s still Groundhog Day. Everyone goes on ''exactly'' as they did the previous day, with only him aware of it. Though surprised, Phil goes through the motions, still gets stuck in Punxsutawney, and wakes up the next morning … to find it’s still Groundhog Day — again. And again. And so on, with no end to the loop in sight.

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He wakes up the next morning to find it’s still Groundhog Day.Day again. Everyone goes on ''exactly'' as they did the previous day, with only him aware of it. Though surprised, Phil goes through the motions, still gets stuck in Punxsutawney, and wakes up the next morning … to find it’s still Groundhog Day — again. And again. And so on, with no end to the loop in sight.



%%NOTE: The extra “Ned Ryerson”s in the text immediately above are not artifacts from cutting and pasting — Ned is repeatedly saying his name and then dropping a story to try to jog Phil’s memory.%%

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%%NOTE: The extra “Ned Ryerson”s in the text immediately above are not artifacts artefacts from cutting and pasting — Ned is repeatedly saying his name and then dropping a story to try to jog Phil’s memory.%%



* {{Slipstream|Genre}}: There is no in-universe explanation for the time loop. It just … happens to someone. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen An early draft of the screenplay]] had the time loop caused by a curse put upon Phil by his ex-girlfriend, but that was dropped.

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* {{Slipstream|Genre}}: There is no in-universe explanation for the time loop. It just … just… happens to someone. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen An early draft of the screenplay]] had the time loop caused by a curse put upon Phil by his ex-girlfriend, but that was dropped.
24th Apr '17 11:25:11 AM antialiasis
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The film was adapted into a Broadway musical in 2017.

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The In 2016 the film was adapted into [[Theatre/GroundhogDay a musical]], written by the screenplay's original author Danny Rubin and Creator/TimMinchin, which played a limited run in London before opening on Broadway musical in 2017.
14th Apr '17 10:08:27 AM mightymewtron
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The film was adapted into a Broadway musical in 2017.
10th Apr '17 9:04:05 AM AdamC
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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.
30th Mar '17 9:46:05 PM Eagal
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* TalkToTheFist: See MotorMouth above.

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* TalkToTheFist: See MotorMouth above.%%* TalkToTheFist
30th Mar '17 9:04:22 PM Eagal
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--->'''Phil''': Once again the eyes of the nation have turned here to this … [''silly voice''] tiny village in Western Pennsylvania, [[BlahBlahBlah blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…]] [''Seriously:''] There is no way that this winter … is ''ever'' going to end, as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t see any other way out. He’s gotta be stopped. [''Beat.''] [[OhCrap And I have to stop him.]]

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--->'''Phil''': Once again the eyes of the nation have turned here to this … [''silly voice''] tiny village in Western Pennsylvania, [[BlahBlahBlah blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…]] [''Seriously:''] There is no way that this winter … is ''ever'' going to end, as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t see any other way out. He’s gotta be stopped. [''Beat.''] [[OhCrap And I have to stop him.]]
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