Sky is playing “Groundhog Day” on repeat in honor of Groundhog Day
Tomorrow is Groundhog Day: The odd, annual American tradition in which we turn to a dirt-burrowing rodent and its shadow in order to determine the weather.
While not exactly the most reliable way to predict the length of winter, Groundhog Day nonetheless always helps to give us hope for the impending spring. And in honor of this momentous (and kind of silly) tradition, the British TV network Sky is marathoning Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day on repeat this February 2nd for 24 hours.
That’s right: Starting from 6:40AM tomorrow, Sky is airing Groundhog Day thirteen times in a row. The 1993 cult classic comedy follows the story of Phil Connors (Murray), a TV weatherman on assignment in Punxsutawney, PA, who finds himself caught in a time loop on Groundhog Day. While at first, he indulges in reckless activities as the result of his consequence-free condition, ultimately, he begins to use the time loop for good in order to win over news producer and love of his life, Rita Hanson (Andie MacDowell).
Groundhog Day is romantic, weird, hilarious, and the perfect movie to celebrate a very peculiar holiday. Of course, given what a brutal winter it’s been so far, it’s hard to imagine Punxsutawney Phil will have uplifting news for us tomorrow — but this movie marathon proves that good things are right around the corner.