The app that tells you the best time to

run and pee during a movie without missing the best scenes.

100% free (donation supported) Apple App Store | Google Play Store

Time Loop Movie Short – Groundhog Day For A Black Man

Read Time:1 Minute, 55 Second

I don’t use YouTube often as the seemingly endless advert interruptions are desperately annoying, but it was the only source I had for 12:01 PM so I was stuck with it. Afterward, I noticed there was another clip available called Groundhog Day For A Black Man, and as it only ran for under five minutes I thought I’d give it a look. I’m glad I did.

Groundhog Day For A Black Man starts at 06:00 am on 5th December 2016. The radio alarm clock goes off, playing Sonny and Cher’s I Got You Babe. The titular Black Man is Eric (Burl Moseley), who wakes up and goes about his day.  His day doesn’t get very far, as he is stopped for a trivial moving traffic offense by a white police officer. He is asked for his documentation and, as soon as he leans inside, he gets shot…and goes back to Sonny and Cher.

You Think You’re Having A Bad Day?

From then on he keeps repeating, learning, adapting, and getting shot. Written like that, Groundhog Day For A Black Man seems incredibly bleak and dismal, but they pull off the seemingly impossible by making the whole thing funny. Perhaps I see it as funny, as I’m viewing it cocooned in a security blanket of white privilege; where I see it as shock or possibly surreal humour, a black person may see it more as observational or inside humour.

—–Content continues below——

The World’s Most
Indispensable Movie App

The RunPee app tells you the best times to
run & pee during a movie
so you don't miss the best scenes.

As seen on

Download the RunPee app.
100% free (donation supported)

Get the RunPee app at the Google Play Store       Get the RunPee app at the Google Play Store

Read more about the RunPee app.

What people are saying
about the RunPee app.

Kathmandu890, 08/09/2021

Water drinkers unite

Run pee is the best app for people who find themselves needing to pee a lot but also not wanting to miss any action. The app gives you the best times to use the bathroom during a movie while also telling you when to leave and which lines to listen for! It not only gives you the time you should go pee, but it also explains to you what is happening during the break. I helped I use this app every time I go to the movies now. My god father recommended this app to 5 years ago and it’s been in my phone ever since! Highly recommended.

View all reviews: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

Get the RunPee app at the Google Play Store     Get the RunPee app at the Google Play Store

Either way, they do pull off the comedy.

As far as the story goes, there isn’t really much more than that. That isn’t a complaint by any means. For goodness sake, there are advert breaks longer than Groundhog Day For A Black Man, so you can’t expect much in the way of character development and story arcs.  What I will say is that the denouement is heartwarming, whatever your background. Writer/director Cynthia Kao deserves mountains of credit for this little gem that opens your eyes, as well as tickling your ribs.

Movie Grade: A

Every Groundhog Day Type Movie & TV Episode – The Ultimate Repeating Day List

Movie Review – Naked (2017)


Movie Review – Doctor Strange


Don’t miss your favorite movie moments because you have to pee or need a snack. Use the RunPee app (Androidor iPhone) when you go to the movies. We have Peetimes for all wide release films every week, including Madam Web, One Love, Argylle, I.S.S., and coming soon DUNE part II and many others. We have literally thousands of Peetimes—from classic movies through today’s blockbusters. You can also keep up with movie news and reviews on our blog, or by following us on Twitter @RunPee. If there’s a new film out there, we’ve got your bladder covered.

Movie Reviews

Movie Review – Madame Web

Obviously, no one involved with making this movie can see into the future. If they could, they…

Movie Review – Bob Marley: One Love

This movie offers a glimpse into the life and legacy of the iconic reggae legend Bob Marley…

Movie Review – Lisa Frankenstein

Lisa Frankenstein was a delightfully fun movie. One word keeps coming to mind, whimsical. From the…

Movie Review – The Jungle Bunch 2: World Tour

Jungle Bunch: Operation Meltdown was a cute film but it didn’t quite grab me or my…

Movie Review – Maestro

“I love music so much that it keeps me glued to life,” Leonard Bernstein (Lenny), world-renowned…

Movie Review – Founders Day

Founders Day was not that bad, It was definitely better than I thought it would be. The story was a…

Movie Review – I.S.S.

I thought this movie was going to be worse than it was. My expectation going in was around a D-. But…

Movie Review – The Book of Clarence

I’m not sure how to phrase this without sounding rude but I really disliked this movie. You…


3 responses to “Time Loop Movie Short – Groundhog Day For A Black Man”

  1. This surprisingly good “extreme short” makes me smile wide each time I watch it, but it’s also quietly devastating.

    I’ll add that I think this one definitely earns a spot on the list of worthwhile additions to the GHD genre. Not one second is wasted, and this 4 minute story is surprisingly coherent.

    I’m interested to know if this is how Black people see White police officers?

  2. I wholeheartedly agree with you, Jill.

  3. PS: the line reading where he says, “Oh! You got me.” That’s the funniest bit in a funny mini-film.

Leave a Reply