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It's a Wonderful Life 1946
NR

  • 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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Not only one of the best Christmas movies ever but one of the best films period. Its a Wonderful Life is the ultimate feel good movie. George Bailey is one of the most well crafted characters to ever grace the screen and the audience can still relate to him nearly 70 years after the films release. The films message is timeless.

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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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