My Cult Movie: “…No life is trivial or insignificant”

*contains spoilers

Name: Anne
Age: 52
Occupation: Pet Sitter
Favourite Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
First Saw It: One television by myself one Christmas in my late 20s.
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Henry Travers

Plot: Director Frank Capra’s sentimental tale of a man who has worked all his life in a small town and thinks he has failed and chooses to end his life. His Guardian Angel shows him otherwise.

Re-release poster

Anne Says: I have seen this movie about five times. I just like the uplifting message of redemption and no-one’s life is trivial or insignificant. And I like how Clarence his Guardian Angel shows him the good he did in his life. You can make an impression on people’s lives and not know it. He thought the world would be better off without him but it wasn’t true. I really like James Stewart I think he was a fantastic actor. He expressed the emotions of someone in despair and having hope again so well. It’s definitely a Christmas movie as it takes place at that time when he goes to jump off the bridge and he is reunited with his family on Christmas Eve. Such memorable scenes like when he was the graveyard and he was told how when he saved his brother, his brother went on to save lives in World War II. And there was another when as a boy he saved his boss from going through grief when he accidentally gave a customer the wrong medicine and they died. I’ll have to watch it again… I think it is a fantastic movie.

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) trailer

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