February 2, 2005

Groundhog Day

In Groundhog Day, Bill Murray, obnoxious weatherman, gets stuck in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on February 2, reliving the day until he gets it right. Getting it right means partly "knowing where he is and who's around him." Partly, he exhausts all his impulses and stupid projects and whims, and finally gets down to business. (My friend's grandmother had on her fridge: "The American people will always do the right thing -- after they have exhausted every other option.")

I like lots of films. Groundhog Day is one of two I want to staple to the back of the New Testament, as book 73. (74 is Life is Beautiful; more later on that.)

Happy Groundhog Day.

Posted by shea0017 at February 2, 2005 10:14 PM