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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Movie Review: Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day
(starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell)
1993 Columbia Pictures

Review by Boy (Age 11)

Groundhog Day (the movie) is about the history of Groundhog Day and a man who gets stuck on Groundhog Day. In the real and historical Groundhog Day, if the Groundhog comes out of hiding without seeing a shadow, there will be an early spring. If it sees the shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter.

In this movie, the reporter who goes to report on Groundhog day in Pennsylvania, gets stuck on the same day (February 2nd). Every morning when he wakes up it’s February the 2nd again. After a long time of reliving February 2nd, he tries to kill himself but he wakes up the next day (same day) alive and hearing, seeing and doing the same things as he did the day before (February 2nd). It’s like it is a winter that goes on for ever, not just for an extra six weeks. Every day is the long winter of February 2nd, Groundhog Day.

The reporter learns that he has to see his shadow side (his nice side because he’s usually rude and horrible) to break the spell on him. The girl in the movie helps him to develop his shadow side (the nice side). He is in love with her and tries to make her fall in love with him. Only when he stops pretending and really does good things to all people does the girl fall in love with him and they wake up to a new day: not the same radio program or happenings in the street as people rush off to the Groundhog Day celebration.

This DVD was funny. I rate it five out of ten. It is a movie suitable for everyone in the family, but only with parental guidance because of the kissing scenes.

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