You’ll Want to See PETA US’ New Groundhog Day Over and Over…

Posted by on April 1, 2011 | Permalink

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In a world where a man is forced to live the same day of his life over and over again…

(I’m doing my best film trailer voice-over impersonation here).

Folks who love animals and a good comedy, you’re in for a treat that’s been two years in the negotiating. Through a special grant from a Hollywood supporter, PETA US has finally purchased the rights to the 1993 classic Groundhog Day and it’s now set to get a makeover: a freshly-shot and even happier ending than the original.

In the new animal-friendly version (scheduled for release in November, 2011), Phil Connors (Bill Murray) discovers that the way to keep from hopelessly repeating February 2nd is to rescue Punxsutawney Phil from being dragged out from his “burrow” (a small enclosure in the basement of a library) and held up under harsh lights in front of a noisy crowd. Connors wins Rita over by whisking Phil to an animal sanctuary in the rolling Pennsylvania hills.

Will Phil correctly predict the weather? Will his alarm clock finally play a less annoying song? You’ll have to see the movie to find out. Who knows, the celluloid happy ending may influence real life just as Free Willy did.