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Christmas Movie Review: It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

The Story (Potential Spoilers)

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?

My Thoughts

“To my brother George, the richest man I know.” exclaims Harry Bailey at the end of It’s A Wonderful Life.  That pretty much sums up the heart of classic, that no person is poor as long as they have friends.

Tonight, I watched this perennial favorite for the nineteenth time start to finish.  That doesn’t count the many times I’ve seen bits and pieces.  It never grows old.

The uplifting story of a man who has touched so many.  His selfless actions throughout his life have pretty much gone unnoticed by him, but are stored in the hearts of those he touched.  So many lessons to be learned from Frank Capra’s masterpiece, friendship, love, hope, family, simple things and dreams can come true (even though they may not be the dreams we really want).

It’s A Wonderful Life works on so many levels as I’ve often thought if I have touched anyone’s life or if I have ever made a difference. 

So much more powerful than a film, It’s A Wonderful Life may make you reflect on your life.  While your life may not be as you have envisioned it, it’s pretty much a solid bet you’ve made a difference in someone’s life.

Yep, were talking about a movie, a great movie.  It may not only be the best Christmas movie ever, but the best movie period.  It’s A Wonderful Life receives my highest possible recommendation.

My Score: Highest Possible Recommendation

10 Candy Canes out of 10

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