Sunday, February 05, 2006

Groundhog Day

I love this movie. I don't know all the reasons, but Andie MacDowell, I'm sure is part of the reasoning. Here's some "pseudo-intellectuallist" reasoning from,"In telling this story, the movie hits on a message that is commonly found elsewhere and that appears to express an essential truth. When we get beyond denial and resentment over the conditions of life and death, and accept our situation, it tells us, then life ceases to be a problem and we can become authentic and compassionate. Murray's character makes two such breakthroughs: first he accepts being condemned to being stuck in the same day, then he accepts the fact that everyone else is condemned to die." The rest of it can be found here Of course, some others can consider themselves authentic and compassionate if they attend church and synagogue regularly and know the torah chapter and verse.


Richard Karney said...

There was little redeeming value to the movie except for Andie McDowell and the groundhog.

David Bellel said...

I can respect my friend's differing opinion because he does have redeeming value