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Groundhog Day | 1993 | PG | - 2.2.0

Bill Murray is a jaded TV weatherman, who finds himself in a time loop: he's forced to repeat the same day over and over, while reporting on Groundhog Day festivities.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - No nudity. There's a tame and restrained "morning after" bed scene. Nothing is shown.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Murray punches his insurance man in the nose. There is a segment where he comically commits suicide in a variety of ways: Driving into a rock quarry, diving from a ledge, electrical appliance in the bathtub, etc. When the day starts over again, he's alive and well and no worse for the wear. None of the suicides are portrayed graphically. A street beggar passes away in his sleep.


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LANGUAGE 0 - None.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murray is driven to crime and suicide from despair about his fate. Sexual manipulation is examined, albeit in a light-hearted way.

MESSAGE - Every day is filled with untapped potential.

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