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Groundhog Day | 1993 | PG | - 2.3.3

content-ratingsBill Murray stars as a jaded, selfish 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. Also with Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliot and Stephen Tobolowsky. Directed by Harold Ramis. [Running Time: 1:43]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A clothed man and a woman on a sofa kiss passionately, she sits on his lap and asks if this is a one-night stand and they continue kissing (sex is implied). A man and a woman kiss passionately in her room until she stops and tells him they are going too fast. A man and a woman lie in bed (both are clothed) and kiss (it's not clear if sex occurs). A man and a woman lie in bed together (both are clothed) and he tells her that he won't touch her.
 A man jokingly asks a woman to help him with his "pelvic tilt." A man asks a woman how she slept without him and when she answers, "You're incredible," he asks, "Who told you?" A man makes a reference to reading a pornographic magazine. A man describes having sex with a woman, "Like sea otters." We hear a news report about a story that will cover sex and violence in the movies (we do not see anything). A man tries to seduce a woman by convincing her that they went to school together. A man makes a sexual allusion to what one might do with a stolen groundhog. A woman asks a man why he wasn't as physical the previous night (he apparently fell asleep). A man acts flirtatiously toward another man, who then runs away.
 A woman wears a short dress on a date (it's a French maid costume) that reveals cleavage and legs to the upper thighs. A woman wears tops and dresses that reveal cleavage in a couple of scenes.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man tries to kill himself, unsuccessfully on several occasions: He drives a stolen truck, slams into a fence and speeds over a ravine crashing into a quarry and we see the truck fall and explode when it hits the ground below (we see the man unharmed later), he then drops a toaster into a bathtub filled with water to electrocute himself (we see him unharmed later), he steps in front of a truck and is struck (we see him unharmed later) and jumps off a building (we see him unharmed later).
 A man punches another man in the face. A woman slaps a man in the face repeatedly in different settings. A man walking on a sidewalk grabs another man by the lapels and shoves him against a wall. A man pushes another man when he walks toward him. A man is struck in the head with a snow shovel, accidentally.
 A man drives his car on railroad tracks and veers off when a train approaches. A man drives a car erratically and crashes into a mailbox, speeds away from a police car chasing him, and runs into a row of newspaper cases. A man drives into a few parked cars after crashing into a sign.
 A man punches and throws an alarm clock repeatedly when it wakes him up.


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LANGUAGE 3 - 1 mild scatological term, 1 mild anatomical term, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (morons, needlehead, doozy, hicks, pork chop, sucker, jerk, rat, pervert, little brat), exclamations (heck-fire, hoot, bing, out of his gourd, nuts), 3 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Oh God).


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SUBSTANCE USE - A man orders a drink at a bar, a man and a woman order drinks, people are seen drinking at a bar and drinking beer and doing shots, a woman asks a man if he's drunk, two men become inebriated, and there are references to drinking and alcoholism.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Personal improvement, progress, despair, suicide, empathy, self-centeredness, introspection.

MESSAGE - Every day is filled with untapped potential.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



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