Throughout the years there have been many films that have created quite an impact but none can really compare to Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life. The film isn’t really just a film. It’s more of a study in hardship, frustration, and lost hope that serve as a valuable life lesson through the eyes of George Bailey, a simple man at the end of his rope and his journey through an alternate vision of reality.
It’s a masterpiece and one of the most important films in our cinematic history. Not only does a film like this bear great similitude to our social climate today with people losing their jobs, mortgages in default, banks on the teeter-totter, and the poor and middle-class getting poorer while the rich get richer; but it never fails to touch us personally in themes of great relation through life as we know it. It’s A Wonderful Life shows us the value of an individual and the contribution to the greater good that he can make.