History Headscratchers / GroundhogDay

21st Aug '17 2:21:32 PM benda
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*** I think Rita is just the right kind of person to believe the words that are sincere and emanate from the bottom of the heart, even if they are implausible from the point of view of pure reason. Basically, when she down his love confessions in the earlier iterations it's not because she ''knows'' that he can't possibly have fallen in love with her so quickly (othewise she would have turned him down on the last day as well), it's because she ''feels'' that he isn't being sincere.

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*** I think Rita is just the right kind of person to believe the words that are sincere and emanate from the bottom of the heart, even if they are implausible from the point of view of pure reason. Basically, when she down rejects his love confessions in the earlier iterations it's not because she ''knows'' that he can't possibly have fallen in love with her so quickly (othewise she would have turned him down on the last day as well), it's because she ''feels'' that he isn't being sincere.
21st Aug '17 2:20:42 PM benda
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*** I think Rita is just the right kind of person to believe the words that are sincere and emanate from the bottom of the heart, even if they are implausible from the point of view of pure reason. Basically, when she down his love confessions in the earlier iterations it's not because she ''knows'' that he can't possibly have fallen in love with her so quickly (othewise she would have turned him down on the last day as well), it's because she ''feels'' that he isn't being sincere.



*** I think Rita is just the right kind of person to believe the words that are sincere and emanate from the bottom of the heart, even if they are implausible from the point of view of pure reason. Basically, when she down his love confessions in the earlier iterations it's not because she ''knows'' that he can't possibly have fallen in love with her so quickly (othewise she would have turned him down on the last day as well), it's because she ''feels'' that he isn't being sincere.
21st Aug '17 2:20:06 PM benda
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*** I think Rita is just the right kind of person to believe the words that are sincere and emanate from the bottom of the heart, even if they are implausible from the point of view of pure reason. Basically, when she down his love confessions in the earlier iterations it's not because she ''knows'' that he can't possibly have fallen in love with her so quickly (othewise she would have turned him down on the last day as well), it's because she ''feels'' that he isn't being sincere.
4th Aug '17 5:09:30 PM benda
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* On his last day, Doris and Nancy not only know him but are almost prepared to fight for him. Well, suppose he could have tipped Doris big time... but what could he possibly do or say to Nancy on his last day to elicit such a reaction?

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* On his Phil's last day, day in the loop, Doris and Nancy not only know him but are almost prepared to fight for him. Well, suppose he could have tipped Doris big time... but what could he possibly do or say to Nancy on his last day to elicit such a reaction?
4th Aug '17 5:08:28 PM benda
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*** Well, judging by the complete lack of any awareness of his situation on her part on February 3 morning, you could tell he didn't really progress far with the explanation. Most likely he fell asleep as soon as they came back to the hotel. Or she just ignored what he'd said.

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*** Well, judging by the complete lack of any awareness of his situation on her part on February 3 morning, you could tell he didn't really progress far with the explanation. Most likely he fell asleep as soon as they came back to the hotel.hotel ("Why weren't you like this last night? You just fell sleep."). Or she just ignored what he'd said.
4th Aug '17 4:53:45 PM benda
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* On his last day, Doris and Nancy not only know him but are almost prepared to fight for him. Well, suppose he could have tipped Doris big time... but what could he possibly do or say to Nancy on his last day to elicit such a reaction?
18th Jun '17 1:24:06 PM nombretomado
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** The same reason [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife George Bailey]] and [[AChristmasCarol Ebenezer Scrooge]] were picked for angelic/ghostly intervention.

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** The same reason [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife George Bailey]] and [[AChristmasCarol [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Ebenezer Scrooge]] were picked for angelic/ghostly intervention.
18th Apr '17 1:01:09 PM benda
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**** Given Phil's schedule, I doubt he has enough time to spare by accompanying them and constantly making up new pretexts for staying. So yeah, what most likely happened was "You guys go ahead"-thing.
15th Apr '17 2:18:04 PM AbnormalMoose
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** It's a news van. It might have the capability of sending a feed of the footage back to the station remotely even if the other lines of communication are down.
15th Apr '17 9:37:52 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** He doesn't have to delay them all day or tell them anything about the roads being blocked, though; he just has to keep them long enough until it becomes clear that the blizzard's moved in and that they're stuck there no matter what. It appears that the snowstorm moves in pretty early, since on the first day when Phil tries to leave straight away they doesn't seem to get very far out of town before the snow arrives and the roads get closed. In the scene where Larry comes in and tells them they have to get going, Phil and Rita are (apparently) just bumming around the cafe having apparently finished everything they had to do so he's just assuming that they're ready to leave. If they're doing more work, however, then it takes longer for them to finish, so there's a greater chance that they might miss the window that the roads are still open for. If he's really determined to keep them in town and not just let them go while he hangs around by himself, all Phil has to do is use his knowledge of the day to find some things for them to do for long enough to keep them busy until the storm moves in ("Hey, I hear [X] has some interesting Groundhog Day stories, how about we spend some time talking to her? And if we want some nice establishing shots of the crowd, why don't we go over there and over there? And look, there looks like a bunch of folks having fun over there, how about we see what they're up to?" And so on), by which point it becomes clear that the snow's getting heavy and no one's going anywhere, whoops, guess we're stuck here, might as well make the most of it. And if they're really determined to leave before then, all he has to do is say "You guys go ahead, I might stick around a bit longer," like he did once before and let them go. It doesn't seem to be that big a moral dilemma, since he's hardly abandoning them to their deaths; at worst they're going to be turned around at the roadblock and come straight back.
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