Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place...and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?
Gus: That sums it up for me.
The important thing is not, of course, whether Phil sees his shadow (he did today - 6 more weeks of winter) but whether you have this great movie in your DVD collection to view it whenever life needs a pick-me-up. I have a handfull of movies that fall into that category - The Hunt for Red October, Groundhog Day, Casablanca, Young Frankenstein, A Fish Called Wanda, On The Waterfront, Singin' In The Rain, to name a few. But this time of year it's, understandably, Groundhog Day that does it. Wisecracking Bill Murray with a spiritual message? What could go wrong. Here's 8 minutes to whet your appetite.
So go watch the movie, and drink a toast to Harold Ramis while you're at it.