Bill Murray

Author finds parable for life in 'Groundhog Day'

While many people consider the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day" to be little more than another sample of Bill Murray's comedic talent, Paul Hannam is among those who looked past the film's humor to find deeper meaning.

"'Groundhog Day' is a very powerful parable abut how we're stuck in loops," Hannam said. "What really struck me about this movie is it's about stripping away everything in this man's life 'til you get to the essence. When it's all stripped away, all that's left is the beauty of being a human person."

The movie's unlikely hero, weatherman Phil Connors, finds himself waking up to the same day over and over. As everything of import in his...