History Fridge / GroundhogDay

25th Jan '17 1:26:54 AM 06tele
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*** It could be argued that the groundhog is a metaphor for Phil in that Phil, too, only comes out (as it were) when he ''can'' see his shadow. At the beginning of the film, Phil thinks he's got it together and it's the rest of the world that's at fault. Over the course of the loop, he realises that he has a shadow, namely, his selfishness and lack of concern for other people. Only when he understands clearly how much of a scumbag he can be, does he begin to be able to do something about it.
12th Jan '17 3:11:47 PM benda
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* [[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?

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* [[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?unknowns?
* One could argue that the loop finally broke when Rita entirely voluntarily put her little hand in Murray's one, just as that annoying song had demanded.
12th Jan '17 1:49:15 PM benda
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** Well, since there's no evidence of him having somehow witnessed the things between the completion of his suicides and 06:00 February 3, this experience - as an experience, that is - is worth little more than the experience of an ordinary person who went through BungledSuicide. But he could be an invaluable suicide expert on ''Series/{{MythBusters}}''.
12th Jan '17 1:42:05 PM benda
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** And that mysterious black bartender possibly knows more than he shows...
12th Jan '17 1:40:19 PM benda
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** Well, the horror is significantly downplayed by the fact that in the film's universe evil Phil would never break the loop, so his crimes would never have a lasting effect.
12th Jan '17 1:34:24 PM benda
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**** But does he have enough money to buy every possible insurance deal? Also bear in mind that he didn't know he would eventually break out of the loop, so he probably didn't give the robbery much thought. And if he did rob the truck on his final day, then those two guards will definitely be fired because of him...
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.
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