Study Guide

Groundhog Day Spirituality


If you lived the same day over and over for more than ten years, we're betting that you'd start to wonder what the point of your life was. Sure, the first days might be filled with you doing whatever you want, like Phil Connors does.

But over time you'd get bored of doing whatever you want and you'd start looking for something more meaningful to do with your time. There's a reason why Groundhog Day is extremely popular among different religious groups: it's because the movie forces us to ask a lot of big questions about the meaning of life. Deep, bro.

Questions About Spirituality

  1. What would you do if you were stuck in the same day? Why?
  2. Why do you think Phil eventually gets past Groundhog Day? What does he learn to do differently?
  3. Do you think that Phil's knowledge of one day and his inability to die make him a sort of god? Why or why not?
  4. Why do you think religious leaders love this movie so much?

Chew on This

In Groundhog Day, we learn that being selfish eventually becomes so boring that there's nothing else to do but become kind and selfless.

Groundhog Day reminds us that most of the days in our lives are the exact same and don't really matter much.

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