It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life ★★★★★

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Like with a lot of people, It's a Wonderful Life has become a Christmas tradition with me. It's a truly inspiring film about self discovery. I really like how George Bailey isn't a sweet angel who tries to commit suicide due to his own selflessness. Sure, he does sacrifice his own happiness for others, but, he can also be kooky, a natural leader, and a jerk with a heart of gold. It's all the things you want in a main character. Admittedly, it can be a bit melodramatic with the idea of a world where you're never born and everything is dramatically different. However, I feel it works well with Capra's more sentimental world. And even though it can be saccharine, like I said. I feel it also has some realism to it. For example, Mr. Potter is never punished for stealing the money. I'd be remiss, if I didn't mention Jimmy Stewart's wonderful performance. I feel every emotion possible with his role and that scene where he's praying at the bar gets me everytime. I feel the moral is the best part. What I got out of it, is that all life is important. And even if don't have the most grand life in the world. We will always end up touching the lives of others. It's a Wonderful Life is easily one of the best feel good movies.

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