I must admit a weakness for the movie Groundhog Day. The film tends to pop up with alarming regularity on cable TV around this time of year. And every time I catch a glimpse of it while channel surfing, I’m pretty much hooked for the duration.
For the dozen or so people left in this nation who’ve yet to see it, it’s a story about an egocentric weatherman (played by Bill Murray) who gets caught up in a time loop while covering an annual Groundhog Day celebration. As each day repeats itself, the weatherman turns increasingly to hedonism, then creative attempts at suicide. Finally — **spoiler alert!** — he confronts what’s wrong with the way he has been living his life, which, as they say, sets him free.