It’s a Wonderful Life

This is an American film released in 1946 directed by Frank Capra, the film was based on a story written by Philip Van Doren called The Greatest Gift.

The movie is quite good; It was nice to leave behind all those new movie effects that sometimes seems so necessary because the story isn’t good enough to catch people attention.

George Bailey is an enthusiastic man who wants to fulfill his dreams, but every time he’s about to achieve them something happen. When George’s father passed away, George must take over the family business of Baily Building and Loan to avoid leaving everything under the control of Mr. Potter who’s interested in helping everyone but himself.

After a few years George gets married and has kids; this and others things makes him realize  he’s not going to leave Bedford Falls his home town to achieve everything is been dreaming;  after some unfortunate events Mr. Potters sees an opportunity to put Baily Building and Loan out of the business;  this and other problems make George wonder if  he’ll  be able to see light out of so much trouble; so he ended up believing things will be better if he dies, then he started to contemplate ending his life; here is when his guardian angel appeared, helping George to see the truly wonderful life he does have by showing him all the lives he has touched and how different life would be if he had never been born.

Even though I think this is just a different version of Christmas Carol it isn’t bad at all, quite enjoyable, fresh and why not a bit funny. In other words It’s a Wonderful Life remind us that we all have something to be thankful for.

I’m not a fan of Christmas films, but give it a go.


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