View With Your Crew: Groundhog Day

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Regardless of your age, odds are you've seen Bill Murray's comedy classic, Groundhog Day. Released in 1993, this hilarious film, written by  Harold Ramis, is great for kicking back with your teammates around this time of year. Groundhog Day 2012 is today, Feb. 2.

For those of you who haven't seen it yet (how have you not seen it!?), the story centers on Murray's character, Phil, a weatherman reluctantly on location to cover the emergence of Punxsutawney Phil—the weather-predicting groundhog—for the fourth year in a row. The next day, Phil finds himself living Groundhog Day all over again…and again…and again. Needless to say, the laughs keep getting louder with the Saturday Night Live legend in one of his best roles ever.

Groundhog Day has merit beyond comedy. In one sense, it's a parody of the Christmas classic It's A Wonderful Life, without the angel. Both films end with the same "appreciate what you have" message. But, ultimately, it's a timeless classic that we wholeheartedly recommend to you and your crew on this relatively pointless "holiday."

You can watch the movie online courtesy of Crackle on YouTube.

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