Can you believe that in all my years I never saw the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”? When I was a kid it was on TV non-stop during the holidays. And every time I clicked the channel and saw it on I thought, “Oh no, not this movie!” To me it looked like an old-fashioned black-and-white over-acted super-boring movie. Plus I don’t think I ever caught it at the beginning.
So this year I decided it was time to finally watch it. The whole movie was available to stream on YouTube so after the kids went to bed I set up my laptop and started watching. And (surprise!) I can’t believe how much I loved it. So much. I got totally sucked in. What a great great movie! It was actually not at all what I expected. I thought the whole movie was a reenactment of his life without him with some cheesy angel, but that’s not until the end. And it’s done perfectly. And the actors and the set and the time period are all perfect. I cried my eyes out at the end. I’m so glad I finally watched it!