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1001 Movies Club - It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
#199. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
Why It's In The Book: "Frank Capra's first postwar film revels unashamedly in the goodness of ordinary folks as well as the value of humble dreams, even if they don't come true... Almost sixty years later, It's a Wonderful Life remains a holiday favorite for its uplifting message tempered by a foreboding notion of 'what if'. ...the film is actually more of a delightfully shrewd screwball comedy packed with fast, incisive observations on love, sex, and society... The movie was a favourite of Capra and Stewart." -1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
"If you haven't seen this, I can hardly consider you to have had a childhood."
"It's a Wonderful Life is full of Jimmy Stewart's aw-shucks attitude, Christmas spirit and Frank Capra's simple wholesome movie magic."
"This is a classic for a reason and the reason is as easily said as it’s brilliant."
Heather - 10/10
"There is pure magic here, along with a sad story, but becomes uplifting and can’t help but leave you with a sense of hope by it’s end. It may make you cry or smile, but it also reminds us to appreciate the important things in life and what we have."
Jaime Grijalba - 10/10
"The movie is a classic from head to toes, because it had been parodied, imitated and repeated to its end, including a certain reference in my favorite movie of all time."
Ronan - 10/10
"Bloom where you are planted. That is the message of It’s A Wonderful Life, and it comes across loud and clear in this enduring family film. The success and life-affirming power of the film comes from the story on which it is built. Like every individual, George’s story is significant because of the community of which it is a part, personal because of the details which make it unique, and memorable for the people that make it worthwhile."
The Mad Hatter - 10/10
"1001 is far too high a number. If you only had time to watch ten films before you died, this should be one of them. It's an absolute essential whose message needs to be heard now more than ever."
The Movie Mistress - 10/10
"I fucking adore this movie, not just because of the sentimentality of Christmas, but also because it has a genuinely good storyline."
Univarn - 10/10
"You may call his life cheesy, corny, or any other synonym you will, but in the end It's a Wonderful Life is about the world's first true superhero, the only kind it ever needs, the real, human, kind."
Movie Guy Steve - 9/10
"There are people who don’t like this movie. I feel badly for them. It must be difficult to walk through life emotionally petrified."
"Its a beautiful story, its extremely touching and I usually fail to have a dry eye, even though I have seen it enough times Ive memorized almost the whole script."
Squish - 9/10
"...although Capra's films lean on the saccharine side of the human condition, the sheer presence of the cast and the power of the script inspires the kind of Drama that everyone will love."
Alfindeol - 8/10
"The thing I hate most about It's a Wonderful Life is that it's so effective. No matter how much you tell yourself that you won't let the movie get to you, it still does. It's a Wonderful Life is a perfect storm of charm, humor and just enough drama to balance the moments of unbearable sweet Christmas cheer."
Chip Lary - 8/10
"If like me you’ve somehow made it to adulthood and not seen It’s a Wonderful Life, then you owe it to yourself to seek it out. Don’t just see it because it’s 'expected', though; see it because it actually is a good movie."
"In the end, It’s a Wonderful Life, is a redemption tale."
"I think the message is human decency and maybe a reminder to not let your finances depend on a guy who does not even remember why he put those knots on his fingers."
"this is an incredibly cheesetastic film but it is a classic and I guess that I just happen to like it. And even though that's not at all how tax fraud cases work, at least Potter didn't come in singing Christmas carols and double fisting ringing bells."
"No matter how insignificant we feel, we affect the world just by living, surviving and communicating with others. The film makes this theory clear and does a good job convincing you to believe it."
"With every sentimental piece of excrement that Hollywood churns out, you know that everything works out in the end."
Overall Rating: 8.9/10