Friday, December 19, 2008

It's a Really Sucky Life, George

Although I'm not a sentimentalist, I do have a certain fondness for "It's a Wonderful Life".

I can't think of any movie that shows one man going through such a living hell - a two hour "long dark night of the soul" that's only relieved in the last five minutes of the last reel. This is one super-depressing movie.

This commentator at the NY Times has summed it up as well as anyone.

commentary at NY Times

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