I guess really it could have been any day. Groundhog Day] doesn’t have to be about February 2, does it? Yet it works so well, and embiggens an otherwise strange, strange holiday. So, appropos of both the day and the film, we reconsider just how long Phil Conners was stuck repeating the same 2/2 over and over again.
- A short article with some words from the filmmakers on the matter.
- A look at some of the events in the movie and how long they seem to point to him being there.
I would point out that learning to play the piano requires muscle memory, which wouldn’t carry over from day-to-day for Phil. I don’t think you could play the piano with just the know-how and no muscle memory, but it’s a small gripe.