Summary: After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.
Review: Now I was never intending on writing about this but ever since it finished it has stayed with me. On my to do list for yesterday was reading, blogging, watching It’s a Wonderful Life and organising some Christmas bits. It’s safe to say I crossed off a few bits but after watching this I was awestruck.
It’s a Wonderful Life is my Mums most favourite Christmas film and we have been saying we would watch together for years. Yesterday we finally changed that. I can now see why my mum and many others call it their favourite. It’s a heartwarming film that will make you stop and look at how grateful you should be.
George Bailey aka James Stewart is such a loveable character and from the get go you’re routing for him. So many selfless acts from such a young age has shaped him as a person and the people around him in Bedford Falls. When he hits hard times he believes the people he loves and cares for the most in the world would be better off without him. In a strange twist of fate George is visited by his own guardian angel and he sees how different the town and people would be without his existence.
A truly gorgeous film that will make you realise how fortunate you really are. So many beautiful quotes come from this timeless classic – ‘no man is a failure who has friends’.
It’s taken me forever to watch this classic but it’s something that will stick with me. It was something I could share with my Mum but it also made me feel like I had my Nan by my side also. A timeless classic and I have just found out the Prince Charles Cinema will be showing it in the lead up to Christmas and I may well have to attend. I was never meant to talk about this here on my blog but I just couldn’t sit and read or do any of the reviews I need to do justice while this was still firmly on my mind…
Have you got a festive favourite if so please share with me? Incase I haven’t seen that either. Although I know this one will be on my mind for a good while now.