The most surprising thing about this perennial classic is that it's not just a good movie but a sort of miracle. The only other characters with any backbone are Harry Bailey and Sam Wainwright, and they both left town. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Age has made it more relevant, more powerful. His breakdown scene in a bar, where he desperately prays to God to help him keep himself together, is a tour-de-force. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy.
The truth is something that needs time to be confirmed even recognized. This film plays better in black and white! He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. What would life be like for your family if you had never been born? Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. Maybe it's just simply what I always wanted from life and every man I want to be. Donna Reed is wonderful as well as all the characters of the town.
We've also seen a greedy and grasping Potter, grabbing everything that George Bailey cannot save. James Stewart's performance lived from a 2006 stand point is, quite simply, extraordinary. That's why the angel is sent down. But I think what Frank Capra is trying to say in this greatest of his films is that having done that and we realize we haven't contributed to the greater good of humankind, we resolve to do so. If you think it's just a Christmas film, I insist you watch it again and again, until you get the message. Either be selfless and stop complaining, or be a bastard and screw everyone else.
I was getting ready to go into the other room to finish my Christmas wrapping when, suddenly, finally, it was Christmas Eve in George Bailey's little world. Bailey consistently denies himself to allow others to live as he sacrifices his life to make sure people can have enough money to avoid having to sell-their-soul in debt to the evil H. I was in no mood to watch a dated film that I thought was of no relevance to us. If anyone wants to find out why life is worth living, this is the one to watch. George hurrying home when he heard his father had had a stroke with Mary Hatch looking on. My English is not very good, but I hope this review was useful! His narration style was a first and in a way unsurpassed.
But it's just not meant to be. Mary giving up their honeymoon money, to keep the Building and Loan out of Potters grasp. But maybe that's a reason better than any other to keep this film around. Criticizing It's A Wonderful Life is almost an act of treason in this country, but if ever a movie deserved a closer look, it's this one. I had the honor of doing a play version of it about 5 years ago. It's driven him to the brink of despair. The message in this film is one of courage and sacrifice for the greater good as George Bailey, a man with big ideas about seeing the world, continually forsakes his own desires to do what is right for the town.
In an age of 9-11, we need this movie more than ever. It is not officially the Christmas season without watching this little gem. Honestly, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like It's A Wonderful Life. When you're sad, think about the message this movie delivers, because you will get a smile on your face! On one crisp December evening, two decades ago, my husband and I celebrated our very first Christmas together as a married couple. His complete and utter humility is great - he doesn't see how much he accomplished until his guardian angel Clarence shows him. He made patriotic short films for the U. By the end of the film, as I watched George Bailey come to the realization, with his cherished family and lifelong friends gathered around him under his Christmas tree that George Bailey, representing every man and woman, ultimately realized that he surely had had a wonderful life.
He's got the every day problems to be sure, raising and providing for a family, but he's got bigger problems than that. He shows him the alternate universe that would have been had he never existed. Remember the basic plot outline. Perhaps the most passive-aggressive hero in motion picture history, George Bailey spends half of his time sacrificing his own happiness for the sake of others, and the other half whining about his hard luck. In Bedford Falls, that's either corrupt Potter or long-suffering George. But even Mary's love cannot prevent George contemplating suicide. Young George trying to persuade Mr Gower that he had prescribed poison with young Mary Hatch Looking on.
Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. I probably wouldn't have all the answers for you, if you asked me why. That film however not only not have Jimmy Stewart it also lacked the Capra touch. However, it is a beautiful film, and is one of the few that you can watch again and again and walk away with the same glowing feeling as you did when you first watched it. Donna Reed was lovely and charming and attained the right balance between being supportive and inspirational. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town.
Our actions do speak loudly. Well, we did it again this year, but I'm now in the retail business and when I complained about this to my mom, she lent me the movie and said to watch it. He is always extremely optimistic about the human condition. Rating Language Release Uploader Download 0 Arabic sub 1 Brazilian portuguese sub 0 Bulgarian marin777 1 Chinese geocity -1 Chinese geocity 0 Danish sub 1 Dutch australian2004 5 English sub 0 English sub 0 English sub 0 English sub 0 English sub 0 English sub 0 French sub 2 Greek sub 0 Greek boy30 1 Hebrew zevele 0 Korean sub 0 Korean sub 0 Romanian sub 1 Serbian bbocko 7 Spanish tarko. Trying to talk to Mary in the alternate reality, but managing frighten her.
I remembered looking at that serene little town, decorated for Christmas and bathed in fluffy white snow, and wishing that I lived in such a place. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George, with the promise of earning his wings. A angel trying to get his wings is a little far-fetched, but Capra pulls it off. Finally the angel shows George what his presence has meant to not only his family but to the people of Bedford Falls. This is probably his greatest film in that regard. And if I waited my entire life, it would not be a waste of time. Everything about this film is well for lack of better words, perfect.