It’s a Wonderful Life

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George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all – and it’s Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all of his good deeds over the years. Will Clarence be able to convince George to return to his family and forget suicide?Amazon.com essent… More >>

It’s a Wonderful Life

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  1. first of all…to all the ‘reviewers’ who are hoping that this movie is colorized…SHAME ON YOU!!!!

    that idiocy went out with ted turner in the eighties (thankfully, never to be seen again…)

    the movie was filmed in black and white, it should stay in black and white…(if you want color, go watch some reruns of ‘friends’…that seems to be more your intelligence level…)

    now, for the ‘amazon’ review and any others that say that this is the ‘most beloved film’, i say ‘baloney’…

    i don’t know many people who have seen this film and liked it, and, as you may see on your own ‘blog site’, it seems that many haven’t even seen the film in the first place, and those that did, didn’t like it, so, who are you ‘polling’ out there…the three people who gave it ‘five stars’ on your order site…

    frank capra (the mastermind behind such brilliant films as ‘mr. smith goes to washington’, didn’t even care for this movie, and it’s his own movie…)

    he thought it was too ‘sentimental’ and ‘sappy’, and with good reason…

    (not to ruin the film for anybody, but…)

    the basic story involves jimmy stewart wanting to commit suicide, because the whole town either wants him dead or in jail…

    and then, along comes an angel and shows him what life would be like without him having ever lived…

    first mistake…

    he never actually said he wished he never been born at all (not, at least, until ‘clarence’ interfeers…), and then, after all is said and done, he wants to live, he wants to live, and he comes back to his loving wife and family, along with a town who showers him with gifts and forgives him all his debts…

    hello!!!…yea, i’d be happy too, if that’s the way life would work out, but, what if he came back to the reason he wanted to commit suicide in the first place…all the townfolk would still want to kill him or throw him in jail (or off that same bridge)…now that would certainly paint a different picture…

    and it would certainly make a picture that i could actually watch, with a little more believability…

    now, don’t get me wrong, i’m all for fantasy films…but when the key element is taken away at the end, well then, there never should have been a beginning in the first place…

    so don’t waste your holiday on this one…go watch ‘white christmas’, ‘holiday inn’, ‘christmas in connecticut'(the original only thank you), ‘A Christmas carol’ (the best one, with alistar sims, if you don’t mind…) or ‘miracle on 34th street’…(either version, original, or the remake…both are excellent…)…(actually one of the few remakes that holds up to the original…)

    so get both and compare…get all and compare…you won’t be dissapointed any way you go…

    and have a blessed holiday…
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. This movie never won any awards. It was so bad that the studio could hardly give it away when they first puit it on tape, then they let it be colorized just so they could sell SOME copies of it, and suddenly the big war cry from the Hollywood liberals was — “OOH! Save a classic black and white film!” Baloney! No one liked this movie when it was made. No one liked it the 1950s. No one liked it in the 1960s. No one liked it in the 1970s. No one liked it in the 1980s, then SUDDENLY! — it’s an American classic. NOT! It’s Communist propaganda about the “evils” of American free enterprise from a guy who made a lot of pinko films but never thought HE should have to live like this “common man” he kept making pictures about.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. This is an extremely poor movie. It is a shameless enterprise in sentimentality, constantly bordering on bathos. Typical of many American films both of that period and contemporary times. Very boring to boot.

    It gets all its mileage out of holiday sentiments, and the hazy glow of the holidays colors too many people’s view of the film.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. No wonder people cry at the end of this ridiculous stinker — they’re so grateful it’s over! Jimmy Stewart, who was a returning war hero when he made this thing, is, as a result, totally miscast as a naive small-towner who never goes anywhere. Donna Reed is gorgeous but she was wasted making films in an era when she couldn’t show off her body. Clarence the Angel is OK for the Teletubby crowd, but a movie intended for grownups as well? Yikes. All Lionel Barrymore’s bad guy needs is a mustache to twirl and he’d be the perfect cartoon villain. The ending is a cheat — not only would the whole table-full-of-money thing never happen in real life, but what about all the poor saps watching the movie who have to think, “Well, maybe George Bailey could believe his life is worth living, but he’s a movie character, and the script is built that way — what about me?” I can see this movie being responsible for more suicides than anything excluding Ingmar Bergman. Oh, and that line — “She’s an old maid — she’s just about to close the library” made me spit out my drink the first time I heard it. Give me A Christmas Story any day.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. This is the story of an ambitious young man with dreams of leaving his small town, but due to circumstances beyond his control, has to stay there the rest of his life. His savings and loan has to constantly help out the poor inhabitants, who seem incapable of either earning or saving money. At the first sign of financial trouble, all the dear friends that George has helped out demand their money back. George is such a poor businessman that at the prospect of missing ONE payment to Potter his business will go backrupt and he is prepared to kill himself. Then a angel shows up and convinces George that his miserable life has at least made OTHERS happy.

    In a cruel irony, George is forced to accept hand-outs from the townsfolk he helped out. If they had this money, why did they need the loans in the first place?
    Rating: 1 / 5

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