History Fridge / GroundhogDay

2nd Feb '16 10:18:49 PM Seanette
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** Doesn't happen on-screen, but it does. We see the car's number, 2, right after the mailbox, and car 2 shows up at the final stop well after the train incident.
28th Nov '15 7:32:51 AM CheeseDogX
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* After Phil's various suicides, he would be in the unique position of being able to *remember* the experience of committing suicide.

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* After Phil's various suicides, he would be in the unique position of being able to *remember* the experience of committing suicide.suicide.
* [[ShrugOfGod Accounts vary,]] but Phil must have been in the loop for years. It would have taken that long to become a skilled pianist, for example. After having spent so long living the same day, and coming to rely on knowing everything that would happen, will he be able to cope with returning to a world full of unknowns?
2nd Aug '15 9:18:46 AM joe_infinity
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* On Phil's first day in Punxsutawney, he delivers his report on Groundhog Day in a typically sardonic, DeadpanSnarker fashion, and Rita retorts "Okay, let's try it again without the sarcasm". Sounds like a throwaway line, except that it neatly encapsulates the film's entire arc: Phil has to keep trying Groundhog Day over and over again until he learns to lose his sarcastic edge and become a genuinely decent person. It's no coincidence that he commences his final day in the loop by delivering a warm and heartfelt report on the celebrations.

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* On Phil's first day in Punxsutawney, he delivers his report on Groundhog Day in a typically sardonic, DeadpanSnarker fashion, and Rita retorts "Okay, let's try it again without the sarcasm". Sounds like a throwaway line, except that it neatly encapsulates the film's entire arc: Phil has to keep trying Groundhog Day over and over again until he learns to lose his sarcastic edge and become a genuinely decent person. It's no coincidence that he commences his final day in the loop by delivering a warm and heartfelt report on the celebrations.celebrations.
* After Phil's various suicides, he would be in the unique position of being able to *remember* the experience of committing suicide.
23rd Feb '15 5:26:31 AM Folamh3
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* During Phil's initial suicide attempt, his first one involved kidnapping the groundhog and [[TakingYouWithMe planning on killing him with him.]] It seems crazy at first, but Phil after so many loops, theorized that when he started his first Groundhog Day, he called the groundhog a rat and must have thought the Groundhog was able to control the loop, [[DisproportionateRetribution and was using it to get back at him.]]

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* During Phil's initial suicide attempt, his first one involved kidnapping the groundhog and [[TakingYouWithMe planning on killing him with him.]] It seems crazy at first, but Phil after so many loops, theorized that when he started his first Groundhog Day, he called the groundhog a rat and must have thought the Groundhog was able to control the loop, [[DisproportionateRetribution and was using it to get back at him.]]]]
* On Phil's first day in Punxsutawney, he delivers his report on Groundhog Day in a typically sardonic, DeadpanSnarker fashion, and Rita retorts "Okay, let's try it again without the sarcasm". Sounds like a throwaway line, except that it neatly encapsulates the film's entire arc: Phil has to keep trying Groundhog Day over and over again until he learns to lose his sarcastic edge and become a genuinely decent person. It's no coincidence that he commences his final day in the loop by delivering a warm and heartfelt report on the celebrations.
14th Sep '14 11:33:35 AM STFilmmaker
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* In the restaurant when Phil is trying to determine Rita's interests through trial and error, she says at one point, "There is something so familiar about this. Do you ever have déjà vu?" This line supports a theory I've had that Phil isn't the only one who can remember the previous iterations of Groundhog Day; Rita, and perhaps all the townsfolk, have it buried somewhere in the depths of their memory. That could explain a lot of things, including the fact that Rita finally lets Phil sleep with her (even though he declines to do so) at the end, when earlier in the film she had adamantly refused on the grounds that she didn't know him well enough.

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* In the restaurant when Phil is trying to determine Rita's interests through trial and error, she says at one point, "There is something so familiar about this. Do you ever have déjà vu?" This line supports a theory I've had that Phil isn't the only one who can remember the previous iterations of Groundhog Day; Rita, and perhaps all the townsfolk, have it buried somewhere in the depths of their memory. That could explain a lot of things, including the fact that Rita finally lets Phil sleep with her (even though he declines to do so) at the end, when earlier in the film she had adamantly refused on the grounds that she didn't know him well enough.enough.
* During Phil's initial suicide attempt, his first one involved kidnapping the groundhog and [[TakingYouWithMe planning on killing him with him.]] It seems crazy at first, but Phil after so many loops, theorized that when he started his first Groundhog Day, he called the groundhog a rat and must have thought the Groundhog was able to control the loop, [[DisproportionateRetribution and was using it to get back at him.]]
17th Aug '14 3:34:19 PM marbehraglaim
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** In particular, Phil had an opportunity to rape Rita, when she refuses to have sex with him. But he never does. While he's clearly willing to use the Groundhog Day loop to do some bad things, including stealing, vandalism, and lying to seduce women, there's a line he will not cross, even if no one but him remembers it the next day.
16th Aug '14 11:13:28 PM marbehraglaim
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* While treated as a comedy there is some FridgeHorror when Phil figured out that he can commit a crime and it will all be wiped out the next day. Imagine if Phil were replaced by someone worse than him and they use the time loop to commit any worse crime possible knowing that the crime will be erased tomorrow.

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* While treated as a comedy there is some FridgeHorror when Phil figured out that he can commit a crime and it will all be wiped out the next day. Imagine if Phil were replaced by someone worse than him and they use the time loop to commit any worse crime possible knowing that the crime will be erased tomorrow.tomorrow.
* In the restaurant when Phil is trying to determine Rita's interests through trial and error, she says at one point, "There is something so familiar about this. Do you ever have déjà vu?" This line supports a theory I've had that Phil isn't the only one who can remember the previous iterations of Groundhog Day; Rita, and perhaps all the townsfolk, have it buried somewhere in the depths of their memory. That could explain a lot of things, including the fact that Rita finally lets Phil sleep with her (even though he declines to do so) at the end, when earlier in the film she had adamantly refused on the grounds that she didn't know him well enough.
16th Aug '14 11:03:18 PM marbehraglaim
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** According to the DVD, the line about renting was a Bill Murray ad-lib.
12th Jul '14 2:10:19 PM irsis
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* When Phil's driving the car on the railway track, what happens to the police car? The last in-car shot you see shows the red and blue flashing lights in the window and the next shows him just avoiding the train. Do we see the police car escape?

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* When Phil's driving the car on the railway track, what happens to the police car? The last in-car shot you see shows the red and blue flashing lights in the window and the next shows him just avoiding the train. Do we see the police car escape?escape?
* While treated as a comedy there is some FridgeHorror when Phil figured out that he can commit a crime and it will all be wiped out the next day. Imagine if Phil were replaced by someone worse than him and they use the time loop to commit any worse crime possible knowing that the crime will be erased tomorrow.
11th Jul '14 2:55:24 AM bushiki
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** The second meaning you mentioned is the one that seemed obvious to me, not the first.

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** The second meaning you mentioned is the one that seemed obvious to me, not the first.first.
* When Phil's driving the car on the railway track, what happens to the police car? The last in-car shot you see shows the red and blue flashing lights in the window and the next shows him just avoiding the train. Do we see the police car escape?
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