If you insist on ruining my movie then I will do my best to salvage it: Groundhog Day

I like the movie Groundhog Day (1993).  It wasn’t an instant like for me but it grew on me with every watch.  I saw this Mental Floss article about it that showed the movie from Rita’s perspective.  Oh, why do you have to do this to me?  This is why I can’t like nice things.  No, there is no good reason Rita should fall in love with Phil when you edit the movie like that.  No good reason, but maybe I thought of a reason.

Maybe Rita and the rest were more than mere shadows in Phil’s alternate days.  Maybe they were actual participants.  If that is the case then maybe, just maybe, there was some subconscious residual effect on Rita.  If that was the case, then maybe, just maybe when she falls in love with Phil it’s not because of something her mind can remember but her heart. She probably felt just as confused as the rest of us.

So the next time you feel a connection with someone and feel like you have known that person forever take heart.  You might be the Rita to their Phil and they just had to practice their part in your love story a little longer.  Who knows how long you have actually known each other though?

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