Groundhog Day

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
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MPAA Rating: PG

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.

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.

PROFANITY 0 - None. [profanity glossary]

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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