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Year
1938
Runtime
126 min.
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Romance, Comedy
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
15,194
Checks
3,338
Favs
278
Dislikes
19
Favs/checks
8.3% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. alexfrith's avatar

    alexfrith

    Am I being too British about this, or is it weird that we're meant to sympathise with a wealthy man who refuses to pay income tax?

    But ultimately this adds period charm to an already charming picture.
    4 years 11 months ago
  2. dvdllr's avatar

    dvdllr

    I caught myself really scowling during this movie. I didn't find Grandpa endearing, I found him lazy and selfish. Doesn't pay taxes because he doesn't feel like it. Quit his job because he'd rather be stamp collecting. Faces his problems by ignoring them until they go away. What a jerk.

    As for the villains - we'd all love to eat the rich, but come on, these characters were villains because they were rich. How one dimensional. Sure, they showed greedy and classist behavior, but it seemed like a byproduct of their wealth. All the spectators in the court room were just as prejudiced when they turned up their noses at Kirby's offer to pay the fee. What a joke that judge was too. "Who cares about law and order, this family is so gosh-darned endearing!"
    3 years 3 months ago
  3. vladdy's avatar

    vladdy

    I think it's truly hilarious. 8 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #12 in Academy Award Best Pictures
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  2. This movie ranks #20 in 1930s
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  3. This movie ranks #93 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  4. This movie ranks #209 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  5. This movie ranks #345 in Film Comedy
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