This, I think, is the secret to this movie’s enduring appeal. Every year around Christmastime we can gather around the television and watch it with our friends and families and go visit a lovely place called Bedford Falls, a small American town where everyone looks out for one another. It’s a welcome, if temporary, respite from the greed, exploitation, and meanness that we face everyday here in Pottersville. AO Scott, discussing Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life for the NY Times.
(Source: The New York Times)