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It's a Wonderful Life 1946

  • Frank Capra
  • December 30, 1946
  • 130 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Fantasy, Family
It's a wonderful laugh! It's a wonderful love!
George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money, hides it from Billy, and George's troubles begin.


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This is the reason why I like cinema.

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The film's pacing of the plot was not what I expected at all. I thought the whole film was George feeling down about his life so I guess it was a surprise (a good one? Maybe I was just a little indifferent). What I did see was a lovely story though and I thoroughly enjoyed George's character. The depth of his character was excellent which always boosts a film in my eyes. The ending even though I knew what happened really resonated with me which always means a recommend from me!

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I watch this movie every year on christmas, I feel most people should do the same. The first 2 acts of the movie set up a good persons life and the final act shows the significance of the first two acts. It's a beautiful rendition of the impact of an individual. James Stewart gives a lovable performance and the movie revolves around it. Everything seems to go right for this movie. I give this movie 10/10, it's a movie you could base your life around and has the power to prove it. If for any reason you haven't seen this movie I recommend you watch it.

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