Thursday, August 24th 2017

No. 3: Groundhog Day

movie posterA sly marriage of a romantic comedy with spiritual cinema, this mainstream hit casts Bill Murray as a cynical narcissist. His gig as a weatherman for a regional TV channel has gone to his head. By some fluke of relativity, he is forced to re-live the same day — again and again — in a hick town where he’s assigned to do a spot on Groundhog Day with his producer, played by Andie MacDowell. Murray learns a lesson in the karmic cycle of life: he first exploits his circadian prescience for money and sex — and after exhausting several cheap thrills, turns nihilistic and suicidal. He’s liberated from the never-ending loop of Groundhog Day when he devotes his inside knowledge to alleviating the suffering of the local yokels.

Karma points: Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle has cited the movie in talks as a personal favorite.

Check it out yourself: Groundhog Day

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