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It's a Wonderful Life


“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings”

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Widely considered not just the holiday classic but one of the greatest films ever made, It’s a Wonderful Life is the timeless story of — we’re getting emotional just thinking about it — a selfless family man at the end of his rope on Christmas Eve. Beset by a series of increasingly calamitous events, small-time banker George Bailey (James Stewart) decides to throw himself off a bridge. It’s only when a strange man (Henry Travers) intervenes, claiming to be his guardian angel, that George begins a journey of self-reflection — looking back upon his triumphs, sacrifices and endless adoration for his children and wife (Donna Reed). Funny, sweet and sad, it’s little wonder this classic topped the American Film Institute’s list of ‘Most Inspirational American Films of All Time’.

Why You Should See This Film

Do you have a beating heart? It's a Wonderful Life is nothing short of required annual viewing. If you’ve never seen it before, you have been severely deprived of experiencing emotions you never knew you had and if you have seen it before, then you already know. It's high time you came down to the cinema and blubbered with us. Don’t worry, we’ll provide the tissues.

Frank Capra
James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
135 minutes

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