Dec 19, 2008


(NYTimes) - “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a terrifying, asphyxiating story about growing up and relinquishing your dreams, of seeing your father driven to the grave before his time, of living among bitter, small-minded people. It is a story of being trapped, of compromising, of watching others move ahead and away, of becoming so filled with rage that you verbally abuse your children, their teacher and your oppressively perfect wife. It is also a nightmare account of an endless home renovation. Continued


Stacey A said...

My husband loves this take on the movie -- which has always been one of his favorites. He's been telling everyone he knows about this NYT story this morning.


falmanac said...

He may enjoy "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town," also directed by Frank Capra.