Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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You had plain, decent, everyday, common rightness, and this country could use some of that.

– Clarissa Saunders, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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It’s a Wonderful Life

This past weekend, I watched It’s a Wonderful Life for only the second time. I watched it once sometime during my childhood, and though many say it’s a holiday classic, I have not really had an interest in watching it more than once. Honestly, I probably would not have chosen to watch it had it not been on my movie bucket list.

I couldn’t really say why this movie didn’t appeal to me, so I thought I would give it a second try and see if my opinion would change at all. Maybe watching it as a young adult instead of as a child would allow me to understand what generations of people saw in this film. Maybe as a child, I just didn’t enjoy movies in black and white.

Nope. I still don’t get it.

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