In the comedy “Groundhog Day” Bill Murray experienced the same day again and again, stuck in a time loop until he got the day “right.” What day would you choose to repeat until you got it right? Do you think it’s ever possible to get life “right”?
Let’s see, what day in my life did I get it “wrong”? The days where I got it all wrong by being late to pick up the kids or forgetting to get something for a party or a school project, breaking something that we really liked or letting my irritability get the better of me and not being the best person that I could be as a wife or a mother. There are quite a few, I don’t remember them well enough to relive them, I just know that they exist, no one is perfect.
Groundhog Day was such a great movie, my hubby and I loved it so very much. We used to talk about it after each time we saw it again, I think that we have seen the movie at least twenty times, our own tribute to Groundhog Day. We used to try to figure out exactly how many times Bill Murray relived that day, I think that we got to at least a year for the French and the piano besides the personality transformation, just being realistic with language acquiring abilities and musical aptitude. The writers were quite creative in the many ways that Bill Murray tried to buy the farm, kick the bucket or however you want to describe it. I had the song “I got you babe” in my head for a few days after the movie.
I did like the overarching message that the movie seeks to convey; you can despite, all odds, still learn something and your circumstance is only as bad as you let it be. I admit that the movie was a little heavy-handed in its messaging at times, precisely with the creative ways to ending Bill Murray’s life, but seeing him try to redeem himself over and over again and finally becoming a better person just because it is a nice thing to be, without any other agenda, that was beautiful.