Tuesday, February 15, 2011

You Can't Take It With You

James Stewart, the son of a rich man, falls for Jean Athur who comes from a family of eccentrics. Directed by Frank Capra.

Well, they can't all be classics... The film won the Oscar for best film of 1938, but has dated pretty badly. It has some of the same ideas as It's A Wonderful Life, that friends are more important than money, but while it worked in that film it leaves a bad taste in this one. Apparently, all rich people are stuffy and unhappy, the working man is the only sensible one and the sollution for everybody is to become a child again. It can be seen as either terribly naive or phoney and condescending, a movie made for the common people by a rich film director. Having seen the film you risk ending up as a strong believer in capitalism, and I'm not sure if that was the intention.


  1. Mais au delà du message qui parait... plus que limite... est-ce que le film est bon ?

  2. Non, j'ai pas aimé ce film comme j'aimais It's A Wonderful Life ou Shop Around The Corner. J'ai trouvé les personnages agaçants et pire que ça, le film n'est pas drôle.