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Year
1938
Runtime
126 min.
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Romance, Comedy
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
15,194
Checks
3,521
Favs
293
Dislikes
18
Favs/checks
8.3% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
16:1
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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.
    6 years 9 months ago
  2. vladdy's avatar

    vladdy

    I think it's truly hilarious. 9 years 11 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Frank Capra's You Can't Take It With You is in many ways a precursor to his later It's a Wonderful Life, not just because certain scenes (passing the plate around in court, for example), but because it has the same good-hearted, values before greed, utopian community spirit of that holiday classic. In this one, Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur want to get married, but they may have problems integrating their two families. He's a banker and socialite's son, while her family is a group of loud zany artist types of all sorts (not all blood related). A clash is to be expected. The chaotic comedy is a bit loud at times, I'm afraid, but the film does such a good job of introducing its characters that it does charm quite a bit. Lionel Barrymore as Arthur's free-spirited grandfather is really the MVP of the piece, the one who carries the film's values and immense heart, and so everything will be well that ends well, lessons will be learned, and friendship will triumph over ambition. Along the way, I became quite convinced a kitten would make a good paper weight. 2 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #12 in Academy Award - Best Picture
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  2. This movie ranks #25 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #93 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  4. This movie ranks #213 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  5. This movie ranks #345 in Geoff King's Film Comedy
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