Parents' Guide to

Groundhog Day

By Randy White, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

'90s comedy offers witty, sarcastic take on redemption.

Movie PG 1993 101 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 11+

Good movie

it's a good movie but has some inappropriate scenes

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 14+

Great film, but should've been PG-13.

This film deals a lot with sexual content, and sex before marriage is praised. Other than that, this is an excellant film.

This title has:

Too much sex
Great messages
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (18 ):
Kids say (68 ):

This is one of Murray's most iconic roles. He shines in Groundhog Day, a mostly good-natured comedy that delivers lots of laughs and honest sentiment. Funny and sweet, the film has the right blend of comedy and romance. Although Phil isn't a particularly admirable character, the movie manages to make us care about him.

The story is simple but clever and uses repetition to great effect. Director Harold Ramis also uses sound and music to great comic effect. Phil wakes up every morning at 6 a.m. to the ironically cheery Sonny and Cher song "I Got You Babe." Groundhog Day is a complex, insightful comedy that mostly gets better with each passing year.

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