In the classic comedy “Groundhog Day,”  weatherman Phil Connors, played by Bill Murray, must repeat the same day of his life over and over again until he finally changes his ways. It feels uncomfortably close to home to watch Murray’s character repeat the same routine, and make the same mistakes, until he finally takes a hard look at his habits and makes real, lasting change.

The trope of reliving the same day has been a popular one in Hollywood, from “Groundhog Day” to Tom Cruise’s “The Edge of Tomorrow” to “Russian Doll.” The point is that we’re trapped by our habits and the growth required to break out of them is fraught with complexity.

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