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Groundhog Day: The lessons to be learned from Harold Ramis's 1993 comedy

Harold Ramis's 1993 comedy has stood the test of time and has much to tell us about how to cope with a monotonous daily routine, writes Paul Whitington

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Hogging the limelight: Bill Murray landed the role of Phil Connors after Tom Hanks and Michael Keaton turned it down

Hogging the limelight: Bill Murray landed the role of Phil Connors after Tom Hanks and Michael Keaton turned it down

Hogging the limelight: Bill Murray landed the role of Phil Connors after Tom Hanks and Michael Keaton turned it down

A man wakes each morning to find that absolutely nothing has changed and that he's doomed to live the same day over and over until further notice. Sound familiar? If any film was custom made to suit the Covid-19 lockdown, it's Groundhog Day, which stars Bill Murray as an obnoxious TV weatherman forced to endure the exact same day in a small Pennsylvania town until he learns the error of his ways.

Meantime, he's driven mad by the numbing monotony of knowing exactly what's going to happen in a parallel universe where even love has no meaning, because progress made with the woman of his dreams (Andie MacDowell) is instantly forgotten.


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